Three more coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire
Three more coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals across the Black Country and Staffordshire.
Two patients were today confirmed to have died in Staffordshire while one death was announced in Walsall. No new deaths were reported in Birmingham.
The announcement means 2,470 people have now died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire after contracting Covid-19.
An additional 582 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the region's care homes.
The UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, increased by 184 to 42,153 today.
Meanwhile the number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 77 to 28,138.
Of the new hospital deaths announced today, two deaths were confirmed at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford’s County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the total number of deaths now stands at 329.
One death was confirmed at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital, where the total now stands at 220.
No new deaths were reported at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total remains at 260.
The death toll at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust also remained unchanged at 941. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.
No new deaths were reported at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total remains at 282, or at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 369 patients have died.
No new deaths were reported in Worcestershire, where the total death toll in the county’s hospitals remains at 294.
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A spokesman for NHS England said: “A further 77 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,138.
"Patients were aged between 29 and 98 years old. Two patients, aged 62 and 98, had no known underlying health conditions.
"Their families have been informed."
The daily hospital figures include Covid-19 patients whose deaths were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, not who died in that period.
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