33 more Covid deaths at Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham hospitals

Thirty-three more hospital patients have died from coronavirus across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of December 5. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England.
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of December 5. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It means a total of 3,871 people have died in the region's hospitals after contracting Covid-19.

A total of eight patients died at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the death toll now stands at 577.

Three hospital patients died at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, bringing the total there to 365.

A further nine patients died at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital, taking the coronavirus death toll there to 663.

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Meanwhile, a further 11 patients have died at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, bringing the total to 1,401.

At Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs services across Staffordshire, a further two deaths were reported.

The death toll at Dudley NHS Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, remains at 379.

Meanwhile, the death toll Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, remains at 387.

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