63 more coronavirus deaths confirmed in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

Sixty three more coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals across the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of January 23. 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 23. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths announced on Saturday mean 5,726 people have now died in the region's hospitals after contracting Covid-19.

On top of this 1,007 people have died in the region's care homes.

Further deaths were confirmed across the region but Dudley had the highest number of new deaths in the Black Country with 16 more announced at Russells Hall Hospital.

Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll increased by 1,348 to 97,329 on Saturday.

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The cumulative number of hospital coronavirus deaths, by NHS trust, in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of January 23. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England
The cumulative number of hospital coronavirus deaths, by NHS trust, in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of January 23. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England.

Of the 63 deaths confirmed by the NHS on Saturday, 19 were at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where 1,984 coronavirus patients have now died.

The trust is the largest NHS hospital trust in the UK and runs hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Nine deaths were confirmed at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell and General and City Hospital, where the death toll now stands at 828.

Five more deaths were announced at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor, taking the toll to 524.

And three deaths were reported at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where 599 Covid patients have now died.

The 16 deaths at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust mean 532 people have now died at Russells Hall.

Over in Staffordshire, 11 deaths were confirmed at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the main hospitals in Stoke and Stafford, meaning 1,125 patients have now died at the trust.

Meanwhile eight deaths were confirmed in Worcestershire, taking the toll at the county's hospitals to 655.

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