Unfortunately, another 19 people died of coronavirus at the Barts Hospital Trust, which also includes the newly opened Covid-19 specialist Nightingale Hospital in the ExCel Center. The total number of deaths in the trust has thus increased to 140.
According to the trust, another 117 ICU patients are treated in its hospitals, including St. Barts in the City of London and three hospitals in East London, where the usual 16 intensive care beds have been increased to 70 to meet demand.
The trust has taken responsibility for the Nightingale Hospital in Newham, which Prince Charles, who is recovering from the coronavirus, opened on April 3 via video link.
An army of workers turned the ExCel exhibition center in East London into a hospital with capacity for up to 5,000 patients if necessary.
It is headed by St. Bartholomew's managing director Professor Charles Knight.
Confidence said that since the onset of the crisis, 574 inpatients have tested positive for coronavirus in their hospitals – 51 on Sunday (April 5), with 117 patients in intensive care.
According to NHS England, 10 people died in the trust's hospitals on April 3 and nine the following day.
So far, none have been recorded on April 5.
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A statement on the Trust's website said: "Our thoughts and condolences remain with the families and relatives of the patients in this difficult time."
March 29 had the highest number of deaths in the trust when 16 people died.
The numbers include confirmed cases reported to the government at 5 p.m. the previous day. The confirmation of the COVID-19 diagnosis, the death report and the report can take up to several days. This means that the totals reported at 5:00 p.m. each day may not include all deaths that occurred that day or in the past few days.
Deaths outside the hospital, for example in nursing homes, are not included in the figures.
The total number of people who died in hospitals across the UK increases to 4,897.
According to the latest data from Public Health England, 47,806 of the 195,524 coronavirus tests were positive.