A total of 388 people under 60-years-old with no pre-existing health conditions have died of coronavirus in hospitals in England, NHS data has shown. The figures show that 1,979 people who tested positive for coronavirus between April 2 and December 23 died in England’s hospitals, despite being previously healthy. Of those, 338 were aged between 40 and 59, 44 were between 20 and 39 and six were under 19-years-old. In the same period, 45,770 people with underlying health conditions died, with 2,926 aged between 40 and 59, and 263 aged between 20 and 39.
Between December 6 and Boxing Day a further 301 people who had tested positive for coronavirus died in hospitals in England and Wales.
This brings the number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 48,542, NHS England said on Sunday. All patients, aged between 30 and 103, had underlying health conditions except for five who were between the ages of 36 and 85. Responding to the NHS data, former Brexit MEP Claire Fox said that although the deaths are ‘tragic’ the numbers show the virus is not a ‘mortal threat for all’. She tweeted: ‘Only 377 people under 60 without preexisting conditions have died of COVID in Eng. Tragic but when I’ve stated this as fact, often disbelieved. ‘Such is fear, people think far more, that virus mortal threat for all. IMO restrictions on ALL can mean less focus on those most at risk.’