13 more people die in region's care homes after positive Covid-19 test
A total of 13 people with coronavirus died in care homes across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire last week.
The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) means that 582 Covid-19 patients have died in care homes across the three areas since data was first recorded in April.
In the week ending June 12, a total of 13 people died – three in Birmingham, two in Dudley, three in Sandwell, three in Staffordshire, one in Walsall and one in Wolverhampton.
And in the previous week, 17 people died in care homes from the virus.
Care home coronavirus deaths have only been recorded since April 10, meaning the full toll is likely to be higher as the region's first hospital deaths were on March 8.
Today a further eight coronavirus patients have been confirmed to have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The figures announced on Tuesday takes the Covid-19 death toll in the region's hospitals to 2,465.