14 more coronavirus hospital deaths across Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire
Another 14 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The region’s death toll in hospitals now stands at 2,230.
A total of 166 people have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in England, increasing the total to 25,079.
The UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, has increased by 363, taking the total to 35,704.
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Among the new hospital deaths announced today were four at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford’s County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, taking the death toll to 278.
Two deaths were also confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the total is now 332.
One death was confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, running New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, taking the total to 260.
Six more people have died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, taking the total to 871. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.
Another person died at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust taking the total to 33.
No deaths were reported at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total remains at 241, or Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which operates Manor Hospital. The total remains at 192.
Three new deaths were reported in Worcestershire today, where the total death toll in the county’s hospitals stands at 265.
Patients were aged between 33 and 99 years old. Five of the 166 patients – aged between 54 and 70 – had no known underlying health conditions.
Public Health Wales announced 14 more fatalities from coronavirus, which takes the death toll in Wales to 1,238.
In Northern Ireland the number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 494 after five more deaths were reported.
In Scotland 2,184 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died, an increase of 49.