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Three new coronavirus deaths in Black Country and Staffordshire

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Coronavirus | Published:

Three new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed across the Black Country and Staffordshire today.

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One new death was confirmed at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley while one was confirmed at a care home in Walsall and another at a care home in Staffordshire.

The new figures mean the Covid-19 death toll in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire has increased to 2,539 while 609 people have now died in the region's care homes.

Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, increased by 138 to 44,968 today.

The total cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 14. Data: NHS England
The total cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 14. Data: NHS England

The number of deaths in hospitals in England increased by 26 to 29,103 today, with one of these deaths at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the death toll is now 264.

No new deaths were announced at any other hospital trusts in the Black Country, Staffordshire or Birmingham.

The death toll at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, remains at 285; while 229 patients have died at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital.

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A total of 379 patients have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals; while 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.

At the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, the death toll stands at 960.

One new death was announced in Worcestershire, where the total number of deaths in the county's hospitals now stands at 305.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 14. Data: NHS England

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The daily hospital figures include Covid-19 patients whose deaths were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, not who died in that period.

Meanwhile weekly figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in the week up to June 10 there was one coronavirus death in a care home in Walsall along with one in Staffordshire and one in Worcestershire.

So far 39 people have died with the virus in care homes in Sandwell, 51 have died in homes in Dudley, 81 in Walsall, 66 in Wolverhampton, 169 in Birmingham and 203 in Staffordshire.

In Worcestershire the figure stands at 173.

However care home coronavirus death figures are only available from April 10. The first Covid-19 deaths in the region's hospitals were on March 8, meaning the true death toll is likely to be higher.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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