FIGURES released today (Friday, 1 May) show that there have been 48 coronavirus-related recorded deaths in Thurrock since the pandemic begin.
The biggest single number in one borough area comes in South Ockendon, where eight people have died.
The full breakdown of deaths in the borough is:
South Ockendon 8
Stifford Clays 6
Orsett, Bulphan and Horndon 3
Grays and Chafford Hundred 5
Little Thurrock and Blackshots 6
Chadwell St Mary 3
Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham and Fobbing 7
At Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust, there have no coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours.
While there are sometimes figures are subject to change at time, this is the first time in several weeks no coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed at the trust in 24 hours.
This is further indication there is starting to be a decrease in the number of coronavirus-related deaths at the trust especially when compared to April 9th until April 15th.
See below for the statistics for coronavirus-related deaths at the trust.
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 – 4 deaths
April 26 – 1 death
April 27 – 2 deaths
April 28 – 5 deaths
April 29 – 1 death
There are no official figures on recovery rates at this stage.
Nationally, there have now been 27,510 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed across all parts of the community.
On Wednesday (29 April), the government have started to include coronavirus-related deaths at care homes in the daily statistics.
However, as reported by the BBC on Wednesday (29 April), these updated daily figures do not yet provide a comprehensive picture of what has happened so far because of the lack of testing in the community in the early days.
Therefore, it means the figures are an underestimate of what has been happening.
As more testing is rolled out, the daily figures from now on will provide a more accurate picture of what is happening than has been the case previously.
YourThurrock’s thoughts are with all of those affected by the coronavirus.