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Seven more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

By Harriet Evans | Dudley | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

A further seven coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals by date of death as of May 30. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

The rise means 2,351 patients have now died in the region's hospitals, while at least 527 people have died with the virus in care homes according to the most recently published figures.

Four new deaths were confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where 913 patients have now died. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals and has had more coronavirus deaths than any trust in the country.

One new death was confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, taking the death toll there to 345.

Daily number of coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals by date of death as of May 30. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

One new 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 301.

One new death was also confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, making a new death toll of 270.

No new deaths were reported at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where 252 patients have died.

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No new deaths were reported at Walsall Manor Hospital, where 205 patients have died.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths by Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire NHS trusts by date of death as of May 30. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

Meanwhile in Worcestershire two more deaths were confirmed, meaning 281 people have now died with the virus in the county's hospitals.

The number of patients to have died in English hospitals increased by 146 to 26,529.

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A total of 38,376 have now died across the UK.

The figures released each day refer to the number of coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in the previous 24 hours - not who died in the last 24 hours.

Deaths are sometimes not included in the data for some time due to testing or allowing for relatives to be informed.

Meanwhile care home death figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, are currently only available from April 10 to May 22, meaning the true number of Covid-19 deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire homes is likely to be far higher than the 527 reported.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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