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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 at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

It means the death toll in hospitals in the region remains at 2,548.

However, another five deaths were confirmed in the region's care homes on Tuesday, taking the total to 692.

One was confirmed in Sandwell taking the total to 48, while another was confirmed in Walsall taking the toll to 96. No care home deaths were recorded in Wolverhampton, where the total remains 70, or in Dudley, where the total remains 59.

Another two care home deaths were confirmed in Birmingham, taking the total to 191. One further death was announced in Staffordshire, taking the total to 228.

The number of deaths in hospitals in England rose by 12 to 29,303, in figures released on Tuesday.

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 toll at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, is at 230; 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 354 people have died 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 965.

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

An NHS England spokesman said: "A further 12 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,303.

"Patients were aged between 45 and 99 years old. All 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.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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