No new coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire
No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham for the third day this week.
Sunday's announcement means the hospital death toll across the region remains at 2,525.
No deaths in hospitals in the region were announced on Monday or Wednesday either, and no Black Country hospital deaths were announced on Saturday.
A further 600 people have died with coronavirus at care homes in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The UK-wide death toll released by the Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, increased by 22 to 44,220 on Sunday.
The number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 18 to 28,889.
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A total of 286 people have died 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.
At the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, 225 people have been confirmed to have died, while at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, 377 people have died.
A total of 348 people have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital.
And the death toll at the University Hospitals Birmingham trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital and three others in Birmingham, is 957.
While in Worcestershire, 303 people have died in hospital after contracting the virus.
A spokesman from NHS England said: "A further 18 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,889.
"Patients were aged between 54 and 94 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.
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