Further 35 coronavirus deaths at hospitals across Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 35 coronavirus patients have died in hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

It means a total of 5,835 patients have now died in the region's hospitals after contracting the virus.

NHS England announced a further 609 deaths on Monday, taking the death toll in the country's hospitals to 67,046.

Eleven deaths were confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the death toll is now 619.

Nine deaths were announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, where the death toll now stands at 854.

A further five deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the main hospitals in Stoke and Stafford, where there has now been 1,133 deaths.

Four deaths were confirmed at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where there have been 545 deaths since the pandemic began.

And six more deaths were announced at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the overall death toll increased to 2,014.

No new deaths were recorded at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total remains 536.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 609 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 67,046.

"Patients were aged between 30 and 101 years old. All except 14 – aged 41 to 96 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from December 17, to January 24, with the majority being on or after January 15.

"Their families have been informed."

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