Latest coronavirus-related deaths at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are announced

Five more people have died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus, NHS England figures revealed.

Sunday, 24th May 2020, 2:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th May 2020, 2:16 pm

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths at the Whinney Heys Road hospital now stands at 173, up from 168 yesterday and 166 on Friday.

There are now at least 590 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the council area of Blackpool, and 3,485 in Lancashire, which includes Fylde and Wyre.

That's up from 559 and 3,420 respectively on Friday.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A lack of widespread testing means the true figure is likely to be much higher, however, with thousands more people reporting coronavirus symptoms.