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Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Dudley

By Harriet Evans | Dudley | Coronavirus | Published:

Two more coronavirus patients have died in Dudley, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

The patients, aged in their 70s and 90s, both had underlying health conditions.

It means 11 people have died at Russells Hall Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 so far and a total of 28 have died in Black Country.

Diane Wake, chief executive of the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust which runs the hospital, said: "The Trust can confirm that two more patients, one in their 70s and one in their 90s, with underlying health conditions have died.

"The patients had tested positive for Covid-19. The families have been informed and our condolences and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the families’ privacy."

The death toll in the UK currently stands at 422, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday.

No other new deaths were confirmed by health trusts in the Black Country or Staffordshire.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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