Six more coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire
A further six coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
Four more Covid-19 deaths were announced in Walsall today, along with one in Staffordshire and one in Birmingham.
However one death that was wrongly reported in Wolverhampton has now been removed from the official death count, meaning the region's hospital death toll has increased by five today to a total of 2,533.
An additional 607 people have been confirmed to have died with coronavirus in care homes in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
The UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, increased by 126 to 44,517 today.
Of 42 new deaths announced by NHS England on Wednesday, four were confirmed at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, taking the total of deaths to 229.
One death was announced by the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the total is now 351.
A further death was also confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, taking the Covid-19 death toll there to 959.
One wrongly reported death was removed from the count at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, meaning the death toll there now stands at 285.
No new deaths were announced at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where 263 people have died.
There were also no new deaths announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 377 people have died.
No new deaths were announced in Worcestershire, where 303 people have died in hospitals in the county after contracting the virus.
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In total 13 deaths were removed from the English hospital coronavirus statistics today.
An NHS England spokesman said: "As part of a continual process to improve the quality of the dataset recording Covid-related deaths in England hospitals, some revisions have been made. As a result, we have removed 12 records which had been reported twice in error and an additional record that was input incorrectly."
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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