Two more deaths recorded in Chichester

There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Chichester.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Chichester.

A total of 331 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 13 (Friday) – up from 329 on Thursday.

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They were among 22,863 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Chichester.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

A total of 154,145 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 13 (Friday) – up from 154,004 on Thursday.

Reduced testing means the reported number of coronavirus cases in the UK is likely to be an underestimate.

However, the Office for National Statistics estimates that 1.5 million people had Covid-19 in the week ending May 7.