Further coronavirus death revealed in latest update
One coronavirus hospital death has been confirmed in the Black Country, in the latest figures.
No new hospital deaths were confirmed in hospitals in Birmingham or Staffordshire in figures released on Thursday.
It means the region's hospital death toll has now increased to 2,534.
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, will be announced later today.
In figures announced on Thursday, the number of deaths in hospitals in England increased by 22 to 28,991.
Of the new deaths announced by NHS England, one was confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 378 people have now died.
No new deaths were announced at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the death toll is 285; or 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 Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the total of deaths is 229; or at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the total is 351.
At the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, there were also no new deaths announced on Thursday, where the Covid-19 death toll is 959.
One new death was announced in Worcestershire, where 304 people have now died in hospitals in the county after contracting the virus.
An NHS England spokesman said: "A further 22 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,991.
"Patients were aged between 53 and 94 years old. One patient, aged 77 years old, 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.