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No new coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire hospitals

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Coronavirus | Published:

No new coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire, in the latest figures.

It means the death toll in the hospital's in the region remains at 2,540.

Last week, no new hospital deaths were recorded in the Black Country and Birmingham six times and in Staffordshire five times.

Meanwhile, the UK-wide death toll released by Government, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, rose by 11 to 45,312.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England rose by six to 29,187, in figures released on Monday.

The total cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 20. Data: NHS England

The death toll at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, remains at 285; while a total of 264 patients have died at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital.

The toll at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, is at 229; while a total of 379 patients have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals.

A total of 353 people have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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

Over in Worcestershire, a total of 305 people have died in hospital after contracting Covid-19.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 20. Data: NHS England

An NHS England spokesman said: "A further six people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,187.

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"Patients were aged between 74 and 98 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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It comes as the Covid-19 vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford is safe and induces an immune reaction, preliminary results of the study suggest.

Researchers say their tests have revealed that the jab could provide double protection against Covid-19.

Black Country residents have been reminded to stay socially distant and wash their hands after a spike in cases in Smethwick.

Sandwell Council has issued two alerts in four days after 35 cases were reported in Smethwick in just over a week.

Health bosses for Sandwell and Birmingham have admitted they don’t know if Covid -19 positive patients transferred to care homes lived or died.

The admission came after Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust (SWBH) released figures for discharges from its Sandwell General and City Road hospitals.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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