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11 more coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

By Megan Archer | Birmingham | Coronavirus | Published:

A further 11 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed 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 28. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

The rise means 2,332 patients have now died in the region's hospitals, while at least 527 more people have died in care homes.

Meanwhile the Government's UK death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, today increased by 377 to 37,837 although analysis of NHS and ONS figures puts the true figure at more than 45,000.

The number of patients to have died in English hospitals increased by 185 to 26,234.

Of these deaths, three were at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, taking the total to 250.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire hospitals by date of death as of May 28. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

There were two deaths at at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, taking the death toll there to 267 – and also two deaths at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals. The increase takes the total to 340.

Just one death was confirmed in Staffordshire at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital, taking the death toll there to 299.

And two were confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where 907 patients have now died.

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The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths by Black Country and Staffordshire NHS trusts by date of death as of May 28. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

There was also one death at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, based in Northfield, Birmingham taking the total to 14.

And three more patients died at hospital trusts in Worcestershire, an increase to 276.

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No deaths were reported at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital – where the total remains at 205.

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Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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