Two more coronavirus deaths reported across West Midlands
Two more coronavirus deaths have been reported across the region – with one at a care home and the other in hospital.
A patient died at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and others, on Sunday.
It means a total of 979 have now died at the hospital – with the death toll for the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham now standing at 2,570.
The other coronavirus death was reported at a care home in Walsall on September 10, with the death toll for care homes in the region now standing at 700 according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
It comes as the NHS revealed a further 14 people have died from coronavirus across England. Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll has increased by 27 to 41,664.
A total of 288 Covid-19 patients have died so far at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, and 230 people have died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust which runs Walsall Manor.
A total of 264 Covid-19 patients have died at Russells Hall Hospital, run by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, and 383 people have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals.
In Staffordshire, 355 people have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust which runs the major hospitals in Stafford and Stoke.
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