150 have died from covid as Harrogate reaches sombre milestone


Last updated Feb 20, 2021
The Coronavirus testing site on Dragon Road, Harrogate.

The Harrogate district has reached a sombre milestone today as 150 people have died in hospital after being diagnosed with covid.

To recognise this moment, the Stray Ferret is providing space for family and friends to pay tribute to loved ones who they have lost.

Each day since the first patient died on March 16 last year, we have reported the statistics, but behind the numbers are individuals with families and friends who loved them.

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On top of those who have died in hospital, 128 have died in care homes since the start of the pandemic.

Today 17 more cases of covid were recorded in the past 24 hours – the district in total has recorded 7,161 coronavirus cases.

To bring home the human cost of the pandemic in our district, the Stray Ferret will publish tributes from those who have been hit hardest by covid and help to tell their story.

If you have lost someone close to you due to the virus and want to pay tribute to them, get in touch on contact@thestrayferret.co.uk.

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Every day from next Monday, we'll be commemorating those in the Harrogate district we've lost to Covid-19.

If you'd like us to include your friend or relative, please email contact@thestrayferret.co.uk.

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