No new coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire
No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire today.
The total in the region remains at 2,538 after four deaths were reported yesterday.
An additional 607 people have died in care homes across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire after contracting the virus.
A total of 15 people were confirmed to have died in English hospitals with Covid-19 today – taking the country-wide total to 29,066.
The only newly-reported death in the Midlands was a patient in Shropshire.
The UK-wide death toll released by the Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, increased by 21 to 44,819 today.
So far at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, 379 patients have died. One death was confirmed yesterday.
Another death was also reported yesterday at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, where the death toll stands at 960.
A total of 352 people have died with the virus at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital. Yesterday one further death was reported.
Another death was also confirmed yesterday at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs physical and mental health and social care services across Staffordshire. 12 people have died there.
The daily hospital figures include Covid-19 patients whose deaths were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, not who died in that period.
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.
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