45 more coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 45 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 15. 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 15. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It means a total of 5,256 people have now died in the region's hospitals after contracting the virus, while 955 have died in care homes.

Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll increased by 1,280 to 87,295 on Friday.

A further 10 deaths were recorded at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where 736 people have now died.

Nine 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 1,050.

The cumulative number of hospital coronavirus deaths, by NHS trust, in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of January 15. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England

Eight deaths were confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, where the total stands 525.

Three deaths were recorded at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the death toll now stands at 500.

And 15 deaths were announced at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs across Birmingham including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, meaning the total now stands at 1,835.

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No new deaths were confirmed at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the total remains at 483.

Elsewhere, seven deaths were recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, taking the death toll there to 537.

The cumulative number of hospital coronavirus deaths, by NHS trust, in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of January 15. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It total, NHS England announced a further 807 deaths in hospitals in the country, taking England's hospital death toll to 59,519.

A spokesman from NHS England said: "A further 807 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 59,519.

"Patients were aged between 32 and 101 years old. All except 51– aged 40 to 97 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from November 18 to January 14.

"Their families have been informed."

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