No new coronavirus deaths in hospitals in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire
No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire in the latest figures.
It means the total of deaths in the region's hospitals remained at 2,511 in figures announced on Monday.
Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, increased by 25 to 43,575 today.
The number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 19 to 28,672.
A total of 285 deaths have been confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, while 263 have died at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital.
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At the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, 376 have been confirmed to have died overall, while 221 have died at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital.
At the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford’s County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, a total of 343 people have died.
And 954 people have died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.
A total of 301 patients have died in hospitals across Worcestershire.
A spokesman for NHS England said: “A further 19 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,672.
"Patients were aged between 60 and 96 years old. All patients had 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.
In Wales, a further three deaths were announced, bringing the nation's death toll to 1,507. There were no further deaths announced in Scotland. There has been one more death announced in Northern Ireland, bringing the death toll in Northern Ireland to 551.
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