Twelve more coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

Twelve more coronavirus patients have died in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

Four people have died in Birmingham, three in Staffordshire, two in Dudley, two in Walsall and one in Wolverhampton, according to the latest NHS England figures.

It takes the death toll at hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire from Covid-19 to 2,709.

No deaths were announced today in Sandwell.

It comes as a further 152 coronavirus patients died in hospitals across England, according to the NHS's latest data released today.

The number of Covid-19 deaths in care homes in the region currently stands at 708.

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Four more patients died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where the death toll is now at 1,049.

Three patients died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford County and Stoke Royal hospitals, where the death total is 370.

Two patients died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, where the death toll is now at 238.

Two people also died at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, where the total is 277.

And one person died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals. The death toll is now at 298.

The total remains at 405 deaths at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell and City hospitals. No deaths were reported today.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 152 people, who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,427.

"Patients were aged between 36 and 97 years old. All except seven – aged between 61 and 95 – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from 3 September to 21 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 16 October.

"Their families have been informed."

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