Sixteen more Covid-19 deaths confirmed in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

Sixteen more coronavirus deaths have been announced across the region.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of October 27. Data: NHS England
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of October 27. Data: NHS England

Seven more Covid-19 deaths were today confirmed at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire, with a further nine deaths announced in the region's care homes.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 patients who have died in hospital in the region to 2,752 and the death toll in care homes to 717.

Weekly statistics from the Office for National Statistics show three more people have died in care homes in Wolverhampton, along with one in Dudley and four in Birmingham.

Meanwhile three more hospital patients have died in Staffordshire along with three in Birmingham and one in Wolverhampton, according to daily figures from the NHS.

The UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospital within 28 days of a positive test, increased by 367 to 45,365.

Across the region

One patient was confirmed to have died at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, taking the total to 306.

At the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, three more patients died, where the death toll is now 1,058.

And at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford County and Stoke Royal hospitals, three patients died, bringing the trust's total to 386.

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At the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, the death toll remained at 414.

At the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, the total remained at 278.

The total number of deaths at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust remains 240.

The cumulative total number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of October 27. Data: NHS England

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 207 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 32,117.

"Patients were aged between 36 and 101 years old. All except six (aged 60 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from 24 September to 26 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 20 October.

"Their families have been informed."

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