Six more coronavirus hospital deaths confirmed in region
A further six coronavirus patients have been confirmed to have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The Covid-19 death toll in the region's hospitals is now at 2,360 while a further 527 people have died in care homes across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The UK-wide death toll released by the Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, increased by 111 to 39,045 today although analysis suggests the true death toll is more than 48,000.
The number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 108 to 26,722
Among the new hospital deaths announced on Monday were four at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, taking the total to 917. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.
Two more patients were announced to have died at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital, taking the total to 207.
No new deaths were announced a the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total remains 270, or at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total is 252.
There were also no new deaths reported at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the total remains at 345, or at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the total is 304.
A further death was confirmed in Worcestershire on Monday, where the total death toll in the county's hospitals is now 282.
A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 108 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,722.
"Patients were aged between 29 and 99 years old. Of those, 16 of the 108 patients – aged between 48 and 94 years old – had no known underlying health condition.
"Their families have been informed."
The daily figures include Covid-19 patients whose deaths were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, not who died in that period.