Six more hospital coronavirus deaths announced in region

Six more people have died of coronavirus at hospitals in the region

NHS figures released today have taken the hospital death toll across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire to 2,597.

In England, a further 20 people who tested positive for the virus in hospitals have died – bringing the total to 29,891.

Patients were aged between 43 and 96 years old. All had known underlying health conditions

Their date of death ranges from April 3 to September 25, with the majority on or after September 23.

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In the latest figures, five people have died at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals, bringing the death toll to 389

One death was announced at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, bringing the death toll to 266.

No further deaths have been reported across the Black Country or Staffordshire.

At University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals, a total of 998 people have died.

At the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, a total of 288 Covid-19 patients have died and 230 people have died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor.

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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