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Fourteen more coronavirus hospital deaths in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham

By Jamie Brassington | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

A further 14 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

A boxed Covid-19 antibody testing kit comes off the production line at the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) testing laboratory in Wales

The latest NHS figures show that 2,263 people have now died from Covid-19 in hospitals across the region.

In England, the death toll now stands at 25,544 after a further 157 coronavirus deaths in hospitals were reported yesterday.

A breakdown of the figures show five new deaths were reported in the Black Country.

Two were reported at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, taking the death toll there to 336.

Two were also reported at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, taking the death toll there to 262.

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, reported one death taking the total to 245.

None were reported at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Manor Hospital, where the total remains at 192.

In Staffordshire, four new deaths were reported at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital, taking the total to 286.

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Elsewhere in the West Midlands, five were reported at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, taking the total to 885. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

A spokesman for the NHS said: "A further 157 people, who tested positive for the Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,534.

"Patients were aged between 12 and 100 years old. Seven of the 157 patients - aged between 57 and 88 - had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

Meanwhile the toll for coronavirus deaths at care homes in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire stands at a total of at least 487.

The care home death figures, which are released on Tuesdays, are only available for dates from April 10 to May 15 so far.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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