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Further 10 coronavirus deaths in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

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A further 10 coronavirus patients have been confirmed to have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

A coronavirus testing swab for staff from Legal and General being tested ahead of returning to their Head Office in London

The Covid-19 death toll in the region's hospitals is now at 2,370 while a further 21 people have died in care homes bringing the total to 552 since April 10.

The UK-wide death toll released by the Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, was 39,369 up by 324.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 143 to 26,865.

Among the new hospital deaths announced on Tuesday were five at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, taking the total to 922. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

One more death was revealed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total is 271.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, revealed a further death where the total is 346.

And the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, also had a further death where the new total is 305

No further deaths were recorded at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital, where the total remains 207 or at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total is 252.

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One death was recorded at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation NHS Trust, which provides physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services in Staffordshire, bring its total to 10.

There was also a death at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, in Birmingham, bringing the new total to 15.

Four further deaths were confirmed in Worcestershire, where the total death toll in the county's hospitals is now 286.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 143 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,865.

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"Patients were aged between 36 and 100 years old. Eight of the 143 patients (aged between 48 and 91) 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.

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