Seven more coronavirus patients die in Birmingham as cases and hospital admissions rise

Seven more coronavirus patients have died at hospitals in Birmingham.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of September 25. Data: NHS England.
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of September 25. Data: NHS England.

NHS figures released today have taken the hospital death toll across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire to 2,591.

All seven patients died on the same day at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals. It takes the death toll at the trust - the nation's biggest - to 998.

No new coronavirus deaths were reported in the Black Country and Staffordshire.

In England, a further 33 people who tested positive for the virus in hospitals were announced to have died on Friday – bringing the total to 29,871.

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Patients were aged between 56 and 93 years old. All except two – aged between 84 and 88 – had known underlying health conditions.

Their date of death ranged from April 21 to September 24 with the majority on or after September 22.

Coronavirus cases across the UK are continuing to rise, with daily hospital admissions in England now at their highest in more than three months, according to Government data.

As of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 6,874 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the highest single-day figure of recorded coronavirus cases and taking the overall number of cases confirmed to 423,236.

It is the second consecutive day of the highest recorded case number.

Local death tolls

At the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, a total of 288 Covid-19 patients have died.

Meanwhile 230 people have died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor, but no patients have died with Covid-19 at the Manor since July 9.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death as of September 25. Data: NHS England.

In Staffordshire, 355 people have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust which runs the major hospitals in Stafford and Stoke.

At the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, 265 patients have died.

A total of 384 people have died at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals.

A further 701 coronavirus deaths have been reported across care homes in the Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire.

Of these, 71 have been in Wolverhampton, 99 in Walsall, 59 in Dudley, 50 in Sandwell, 193 in Birmingham and 229 in Staffordshire.

The latest care home death happened on September 14 in Wolverhampton.

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