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No new coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Coronavirus | Published:

No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country and Staffordshire.

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One further death was announced at a hospital trust in Birmingham on July 4.

It is the third day running that no new hospitals death have been announced in the Black Country, while it is the second day running for Staffordshire.

Monday's announcement means the hospital death toll across the region increased to 2,526.

The UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, will be announced later today.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England increased by 15 to 28,904.

Of the deaths announced by NHS England on Monday, one death was confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, takes the Covid-19 death toll there to 958.

No new deaths were confirmed at any other hospital trusts in the region in Monday's figures.

Overall, 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.

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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 NHS Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital.

While in Worcestershire, 303 people have died in hospital after contracting the virus.

A spokesman from NHS England said: "A further 15 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,904.

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"Patients were aged between 42 and 93 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.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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