Further 15 coronavirus deaths in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 15 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

It means a total of 3,185 have died from Covid-19 in the region's hospitals since the pandemic began.

NHS figures, released on Sunday, showed a further 132 people in England's hospitals had died – bringing the total to 45,581.

Seven deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, where the total rose to 1,195.

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Four deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Foundation Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and the Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the trust’s death toll rose to 486.

Two deaths were recorded at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the toll increased to 485.

One death was reported at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the death toll increased to 325.

And another death as recorded at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in Staffordshire, where the total is 19.

No new deaths were announced at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the toll is 294, and at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the death toll is 316.

A total of 739 have died with the virus in care homes across the region.

A spokesman from NHS England said: "A further 132 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 36,322.

"Patients were aged between 45 and 100 years old. All except one (aged 69) had known underlying health conditions."

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