More than 500 people have now died at Teesside hospital trust after contracting coronavirus – Teesside Live

More than 500 people have now died at a hospital trust on Teesside after contracting coronavirus.

Since the start of the pandemic, 504 people have lost their lives at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust operates James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

On Friday, another six deaths were recorded by NHS England at the trust.

The fatalities occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The way that NHS England record Covid-19 deaths means that they have only just been announced.

There have also been another three deaths recorded at North Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust runs the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton and the University Hospital of Hartlepool in Hartlepool.

All three people passed away on Tuesday.

The total number of coronavirus patients who have died at North Tees hospitals is now 472.

As it stands, there have been 976 deaths at both hospital trusts since the outbreak hit in March last year.

Across England, another 744 people have died after testing positive for the virus.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths at hospitals in England to 70,545.

On Thursday, there was another 287 new cases of the virus recorded on Teesside.

Public Health England data showed that infections in Middlesbrough has passed 10,000 mark.

The total number of cases recorded in each area since the start of the pandemic are:

It comes after news that Novavax vaccine, of which the UK has secured 60 million doses, has been shown to be 89% effective against the virus

It will be made at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’s facilities in Billingham, with production expected to begin in February.