Further 70 people in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire dead amid coronavirus outbreak

By Megan Archer | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

A further 70 people have died from coronavirus in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire – bringing the total to 748.

Medical staff practice loading and unloading a stretcher from an ambulance outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in London

It was announced today that 828 people, who tested positive for Covid-19, have died bringing the total number of deaths in England to 6,483.

The patients were aged between 22 and 103 years old. A total of 46 of the 828 patients – aged between 35 and 96 years old – had no known underlying health conditions.

In Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which manages Sandwell and Birmingham City hospitals, another five people have died, taking the total to 111.

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At Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust it was 11 people, taking the total to 106.

Six people have died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, equalling 120.

Five more people died at the University Hospitals North Midlands Trust, which manages Stafford's County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, making a total of 65.

And 43 people have died at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, making a total of 306.

No further deaths were reported at Walsall Manor Hospital.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
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