No new coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire hospitals
No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire, in the latest figures.
It is the second day in a row that no new hospital deaths have been confirmed in Birmingham or Staffordshire.
It means the region's hospital death toll remains at 2,534.
An additional 607 people have been confirmed to have died with coronavirus in care homes in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.
Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, increased by 48 to 44,650 today.
The number of deaths in hospitals in England increased by 22 to 29,013.
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 Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 378 people have died.
The Covid-19 death toll remains at 351 at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital.
At the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, the Covid-19 death toll remains at 959.
No new deaths were announced in Worcestershire, where 304 people have died in hospitals in the county after contracting the virus.
An NHS England spokesman said: "A further 22 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,013.
"Patients were aged between 52 and 99 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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