31 more deaths in region's hospitals from coronavirus

A further 31 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 9. 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 9. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It means a total of 4,912 have now died in the region's hospitals after contracting the virus, while 923 people have died in the region's care homes.

On Saturday, NHS England announced a further 625 deaths in hospitals in the country. It means a total of 55,072 have now died in hospitals in England.

Five deaths were announced 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 972.

A further five deaths were confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total stands at 470.

Five deaths were recorded at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the total stands at 456.

One death was announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 690 people have now died.

Two deaths were recorded at the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, taking the total of deaths to 52.

Eight deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs hospitals across Birmingham including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, meaning the toll now stands at 1,731.

Five deaths were announced at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the death toll now stands at 472.

No new deaths were confirmed at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation NHS Trust, where the death toll remains 42.

Elsewhere, no new deaths were recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, where the total number of deaths remains at 473.

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