Nine more coronavirus deaths in hospitals across the Black Country and Birmingham

Nine more coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country and Birmingham.

Nine more people have died
Nine more people have died

Four people have died in Sandwell, four in Birmingham and one in Walsall, according to the latest NHS England figures.

It takes the death toll at hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire from Covid-19 to 2,697.

No deaths were announced today in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire or Dudley.

The number of Covid-19 deaths in care homes in the region currently stands at 708.

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Four more patients died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell and City hospitals. The total now stands at 405.

Four more people also died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where the death toll is now at 1,045.

One patient died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, where the death toll is now at 236.

The death toll remains 367 at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford County and Stoke Royal hospitals.

And at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, the total stands at 275.

The total also remains at 297 at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals.

Across England further 94 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,275.

Patients were aged between 49 and 97 years old. All but one patient – aged 71 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 14 to 20 with the majority being on or after October 17.

Their families have been informed.

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