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One more coronavirus death reported in Walsall

By Megan Archer | Birmingham | Coronavirus | Published:

One more coronavirus death has been confirmed today across hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The death was confirmed in Walsall today – following two yesterday, one in Staffordshire and one in Birmingham.

It takes the total of deaths across the region to 2,546.

A further nine people who tested positive from Covid 19 have died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,281.

Another 687 people have died with coronavirus in the region's care homes.

The toll at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, is now at 230.

In Staffordshire at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital, the total stands at 354.

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Over in Birmingham it's 963. The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

No other deaths were confirmed at trusts across the Black Country this weekend.

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.

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The total cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of July 26. Data: NHS England

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

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

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

It comes as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government will not apologise for reimposing strict quarantine rules at short notice on travellers returning from Spain.

Ministers announced on Saturday that holidaymakers who had not returned from Spain and its islands by midnight would be forced to quarantine for 14 days after Covid-19 second wave fears saw the European country struck off the UK’s safe list.

The sudden timing of the announcement was criticised by the travel sector and consumer rights groups but Mr Raab said the Government was right to take “swift” action.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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