Covid-19: Five patients confirmed to have sadly died at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals in 24 hours

FIVE patients have been confirmed to have sadly died with the coronavirus at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals in the last 24 hours according to the latest figures from NHS England released today (27 April).

This brings the total number of coronavirus-related deaths at the trust to 227.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves the population of Basildon and Thurrock in south west Essex, plus residents of the neighbouring districts of Billericay and Brentwood and Castle Point.

This morning, YourThurrock published this article looking at the trend in the daily statistics coming out of the hospital.

Go to the following website address www.yourthurrock.com/2020/04/27/covid-19-can-take-daily-statistics-basildon-thurrock-university-hospitals/

Please see statistics below:

April 9- 11 deaths

April 10- 11 deaths

April 11- 8 deaths

April 12- 14 deaths

April 13- 11 deaths

April 14- 10 deaths

April 15- 10 deaths

April 16- 6 deaths

April 17- 2 deaths

April 18- 8 deaths

April 19- 6 deaths

April 20- 4 deaths

April 21- 3 deaths

April 22- 7 deaths

April 23- 1 death

April 24- 9 deaths

April 25- 6 deaths

April 26- 5 deaths

April 27- 5 deaths

Exact recovery figures are yet to be made official by the government.

Please let me make it clear that even one death is of course a tragic loss and my condolences go out to anyone who has lost a loved one and thoughts are with anyone who has been affected by the coronavirus.

It is important for us at YT to look at the statistics to try and paint an overall picture.

While it important to not get carried away when looking at daily statistics and jump to conclusions, it is clear that at this stage, the number of coronavirus-related deaths at the trust is lowering at least when compared to earlier in the month – from April 9th until April 15th.

Between the April 9th – 15, six out of seven daily rises in coronavirus-related patient deaths were in double figures – 11, 11, 8, 14, 11, 10, 10 – with April 12th being the worst – with 14 deaths.

Following April 15th, there have not been any daily rises in deaths in double figures.

Since April 15th, nine out of the following twelve days have had daily rises of six or under.

Without looking at the statistics, it is very easy to jump to conclusions if there is a spike on a particular day.

Please try to look at trends in statistics and not overreact to a daily figure (good or bad).

YourThurrock’s thoughts are with those affected by the coronavirus.

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