74 more Covid deaths confirmed in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 74 hospitals patients have died with Covid-19 in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of January 24. 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 24. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths were announced on Sunday and mean 5,800 coronavirus patients have now died in the region's hospital since the pandemic began.

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

Meanwhile on the UK-wide death toll increased by 610 to 97,939 on Sunday.

Across the region

Seventeen deaths were confirmed at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the death toll now stands at 845.

Seventeen deaths were also announced at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where there have been 541 deaths since the pandemic began.

Nine deaths were announced at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the death toll is now 608.

The cumulative number of hospital coronavirus deaths, by NHS trust, in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of January 24. By date of death, not the date the death was announced. Data: NHS England

Four deaths were announced at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths there to 536.

The highest deaths figure was announced at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where there were 24 deaths.

It has taken the death toll at the trust, the largest in the UK, to 2,008.

A further three deaths were announced at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the main hospitals in Stoke and Stafford, where there has now been 1,128 deaths.

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