Three more coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals
A further three coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
It means the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the region's hospitals increased to 2,521.
A further 600 people have died in care homes across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire, after nine new deaths were announced on Tuesday.
Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, will be announced later today.
The number of deaths in England went up by 35 to 28,794, in figures announced on Thursday.
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Of the new hospital deaths announced, one was confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total is now 286.
A further death was confirmed at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford’s County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where a total of 346 people have died.
No new deaths were confirmed at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total remains 263, or at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, in charge of the Manor Hospital, where the total remains 224.
There were also no further deaths confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 377 have been confirmed to have died.
On Thursday, a further death was confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where the total number of deaths increased to 956. The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.
No new deaths were confirmed in Worcestershire, where a total of 302 patients have died in the county's hospitals.
A spokesman from NHS England said: "A further 35 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,794.
"Patients were aged between 54 and 92 years old. Two patients, aged 54 and 84, 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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