Coronavirus: Live updates as Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham death toll reaches 1,497
Follow the latest coronavirus updates from across the Black Country, Staffordshire, Birmingham and beyond, as the region's death toll has reached 1,497.
A further 28 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been confirmed to have died at hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
It comes as the country enters the fifth week of lockdown and the Government opens its furlough scheme for applications.
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