Latest number of coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases in your area

See the latest figures for coronavirus cases and deaths in your area.

This page will be updated daily with the latest number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and the latest number of confirmed hospital deaths in your area.

Care home deaths will be updated when local Office for National Statistics figures are released each week. They have only been recorded since April 10, meaning the full figure is likely to be higher.

The figures for positive tests are specific to the local authority area (e.g. Wolverhampton Council, Sandwell Council, Birmingham City Council).

Until July 2 the figures only included results from pillar 1 tests (hospital tests processed in government labs) but pillar 2 tests (drive-through and home kits processed in commercial labs) were added on July 2 leading to a large increase in the number of reported cases. Sometimes the number may decrease due to duplicate tests being removed.

Meanwhile the figures for hospital deaths are broken down by NHS health trusts (the organisations that run our hospitals) such as the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

These statistics include both confirmed and suspected deaths (ie those who tested positive and those who hadn't been tested but where Covid-19 has been recorded on the death certificate).

Latest charts:

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of October 21. Data: NHS England
The cumulative total number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of October 21. Data: NHS England

The national data below includes deaths in and out of hospital, but the local data only refers to those who have died in hospital from figures released by the NHS each day.

Where shown, a number in brackets is the change from the previous day. For deaths, this is the daily increase in confirmed deaths and is not the same as the number of people who died in the previous 24 hours (see bottom of page for more on this).

Due to differences in reporting methodologies, the figures for individual countries may not add up to the UK total and case and death figures may sometimes decrease due to corrections.

On August 12, 5,000 deaths were removed from the UK death toll due to a change in Government recording.

Unlike local hospital figures, the national death tolls released by the Government now only include the number of people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

Local case figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): October 21

National case figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): October 21

Local death figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): October 21

National death figures - up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): October 21

Care home death figures up to date as of October 20 (but figures only for April 10 to October 16)

UK

UK cases: 789,229 (+26,688)

UK deaths: 44,158 (+191)

England cases: 669,973 (+22,948)

England deaths: 39,140 (+144)

Scotland cases: 50,903 (+1,739)

Scotland deaths: 2,653 (+28)

Wales cases: 38,361 (+962)

Wales deaths: 1,736 (+14)

Northern Ireland cases: 29,992 (+1,039)

Northern Ireland deaths: 629 (+5)

Total region

Combining Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

Cases: 45,585 (+1,721)

Hospital deaths: 2,694 (+6)

Care home deaths: 708 (+3)

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death as of October 21. Data: NHS England

Total Black Country and Birmingham

Black Country refers to the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton

Black Country cases: 15,222 (+614)

Black Country and Birmingham cases: 33,738 (+1,234)

Black Country and Birmingham hospital deaths: 2,309 (+6)

Black Country care home deaths 283 (+2)

Black Country and Birmingham care home deaths: 478 (+2)

See below on why separate Black Country and Birmingham hospital death figures are not available.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton cases: 3,420 (+132)

Deaths at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust: 297 (0)

Date of last death: October 16

Wolverhampton care home deaths: 71 (0)

Walsall

Walsall cases: 3,828 (+153)

Deaths at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust: 236 (+1)

Date of last death: October 19

Walsall care home deaths: 99 (0)

Dudley

Dudley cases: 3,068 (+144)

Deaths at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust: 275 (0)

Date of last death: October 19

Dudley care home deaths: 59 (0)

Sandwell and Birmingham

Sandwell cases: 4,906 (+185)

Birmingham cases: 18,516 (+620)

Total Sandwell and Birmingham cases: 23,422 (+805)

Total Sandwell and Birmingham hospital deaths: 1,501 (+5)

Deaths at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust: 1,042 (+1)

Date of last death: October 19

Deaths at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust: 405 (+4)

Date of last death: October 19

Deaths at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 39 (0)

Date of last death: October 16

Deaths at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham: 15 (0)

Date of last death: May 31

Sandwell care home deaths: 54 (+2)

Birmingham care home deaths: 195 (0)

Sandwell and Birmingham care home deaths: 249 (+2)

Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council cases: 8,705 (+380)

Stoke-on-Trent City Council cases: 3,142 (+107)

Total Staffordshire cases: 11,847 (+487)

Total Staffordshire hospital deaths: 385 (0)

Deaths at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust: 367 (0)

Date of last death: October 18

Deaths at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust: 6 (0)

Date of last death: May 24

Deaths at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation NHS Trust: 12 (0)

Date of last death: June 28

Staffordshire care home deaths: 230 (+1)

Worcestershire

Not included in the regional figures higher up this page

Worcestershire cases: 4,908 (+153)

Total Worcestershire hospital deaths: 317 (0)

Deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: 288 (0)

Date of last death: October 15

Deaths at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust: 29 (0)

Date of last death: October 13

Worcestershire care home deaths: 195 (+1)

Where is the data from?

The UK and England data is released by the Government each day here.

The Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland figures are released by the relevant health authorities daily.

The number of confirmed cases in each council area is updated daily on the same UK Government page as linked to above.

Staffordshire figures combine cases at both Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council.

*The number of cases confirmed across the Black Country, Birmingham and Worcestershire was revised by the NHS on May 30 and 31. Local test results had wrongly been reported to the national dataset as positive, the NHS said. As a result the number of positive cases went down by around 10 per cent.

The hospital death toll is released by NHS England daily here and broken down by health trust:

Separate Sandwell and Birmingham death figures are not available due to the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust running hospitals in both boroughs.

  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust runs New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital.

  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust runs Russells Hall Hospital.

  • The Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust runs Walsall Manor Hospital.

  • The figures for Staffordshire refer to the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (which runs County Hospital in Stafford and the Royal Stoke University Hospital), the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (which runs mental health, social care and learning disability services) and Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation NHS Trust (which runs community hospitals and centres across Staffordshire and Shropshire).

  • The figures for Sandwell and Birmingham are a combination of deaths at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (which runs City Hospital and Sandwell General), at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals), at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (which runs a variety of community health centres across the West Midlands) and at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

  • The figures for Worcestershire refer to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (which runs Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester and Alexandra Hospital, Redditch) and Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust (which runs a variety of community hospitals).

Care home death statistics are updated weekly by the Office for National Statistics but have only been recorded since April 10.

Important to note

The hospital death figures released each day do not only refer to patients who have died in the last 24 hours. They refer to the deaths of coronavirus patients confirmed in the last 24 hours. Some patients are only included in the statistics several days later due to testing or discussions with family.

However the charts above refer to the date of death, not the date the death was announced. Thus the figures for individual dates are likely to increase as further deaths are announced.

The patients may not have died solely as a result of coronavirus but all had been confirmed as testing positive and/or had coronavirus listed as a cause of death on their death certificate.

In contrast, as of August 12 the Government death toll provided for each nation and the UK only includes people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile the number of cases confirmed each day refer to cases confirmed as positive in the last 24 hours, not tested in the last 24 hours. For example seven new cases may be confirmed in one day from people who were tested on various different days.

Due to differences in how the figures are compiled by each country's health service, the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irish figures may not add up to the same as the UK figure released daily by the Government.

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