Coronavirus: Latest updates as region's death toll passes 1,200

See coronavirus updates from across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire from April 15.

A poster put up at a home in Stourport to brighten up the days of local children
A poster put up at a home in Stourport to brighten up the days of local children

A further 59 more deaths were announced in the region, where the death toll passed 1,200, while the number of deaths in the UK rose by 761 to 12,868.

Meanwhile New Cross Hospital has put out an urgent appeal for PPE and in happier news a 106-year-old woman in Birmingham is thought to have become the oldest patient in the UK to beat the disease.

Further afield Captain Tom Moore has inspired the country by raising millions of pounds for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden at the sprightly age of 99.

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