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11 more coronavirus hospital deaths confirmed in region as care home toll revealed

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

A further 11 coronavirus patients have been confirmed to have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

Daily number of coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire hospitals by date of death as of May 26. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

It means the Covid-19 death toll in the region's hospitals is now at 2,308.

Meanwhile new figures from the Office for National Statistics show 527 people have died with the virus in care homes across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire, taking the region's full death toll to at least 2,835.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England increased by 116 to 25,866, in figures announced on Tuesday.

The UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, increased by 134 to 37,048.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire hospitals by date of death as of May 26. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

Among the new hospital deaths announced on Tuesday were three at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, taking the death toll 295.

Two deaths were announced at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, taking the total to 264.

A further death was announced at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, in charge of Russells Hall Hospital, taking the death toll to 246.

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The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths by Black Country and Staffordshire NHS trusts by date of death as of May 26. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

One death was confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the total increased to 337.

No new deaths were announced at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital, where the total remains 205.

In Tuesday's figures, a further three deaths were announced at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where the total now stands at 899. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

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One further death was confirmed at the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where the total is now 36.

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No new deaths were reported in Worcestershire on Tuesday, where the total death toll in the county's hospitals remains 270.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 116 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,866.

"Patients were aged between 50 and 100 years old. One of the 116 patients – aged 71 years old – had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

The daily hospital figures include Covid-19 patients whose deaths were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, not who died in that period. Some deaths are not included in the statistics for several days due to testing or family members being informed.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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