Coronavirus: 41 more deaths at hospitals in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 41 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

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

It means a total of 4,765 people have now died in the region's hospitals after contracting the virus. while a further 900 people have died in the region's care homes after catching the disease.

On Tuesday, NHS England announced a further 582 deaths in hospitals in the country. It means a total of 52,395 have now died in hospitals in England.

Thirteen new deaths were recorded at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the death toll increased to 464.

A further 11 deaths were confirmed at the 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 934.

Five new deaths were announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 681 people have now died.

Three deaths were recorded at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the total stands at 440.

A further two deaths were announced at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total stands at 454.

Seven deaths were confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals across Birmingham including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, meaning the toll now stands at 1,675.

Elsewhere, 13 deaths were announced at the Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust.

An NHS England spokesman said: "A further 582 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 52,395.

"Patients were aged between 29 and 103 years old. All except 25 – aged 56 to 101 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from November 5 to January 4, with the majority being on or after January 1.

"Their families have been informed."

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