ONE coronavirus-related death has sadly been confirmed in Thurrock in the latest figures, bringing the total number in the borough to 51.
The coronavirus-death happened in the area of South Stifford and Lakeside.
The total number of cases of covid-19 confirmed in the borough has risen by one, to 282.
At Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Trust, there has been one coronavirus-related death confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 241.
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
May 1 – 2 death
May 2 – 1 death
There are no official figures on recovery rates at this stage.
Nationally, figures released this evening show the total number of coronavirus-related deaths is 28,446.
This is taking into account all parts of the community including care homes.
As the BBC reported on Wednesday (29 April), these updated daily figures (figures which include care homes coronavirus-related deaths) do not necessarily provide a full picture of what has happened so far because of the lack of testing in the community in the early days.
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.