22 more Covid deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 22 Covid deaths have been confirmed at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of February 21. 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 February 21. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths announced on Sunday mean 7,106 people have now died with the virus in the region's hospitals.

On top of this, 1,289 people have died in the region's care homes after contracting coronavirus.

The UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths within 28 days of a positive test, increased by 215 to 120,580 on Sunday.

So far 17,582,121 people have had their first vaccination in the UK, according to the latest data, and 615,148 people have had a second jab.

Across the region

Four more deaths were confirmed at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, where 1,072 people have now died with Covid.

Five new deaths were reported at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, meaning the death toll there rose to 684.

Five deaths were also confirmed at the neighbouring University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, taking the death toll there to 2,447.

The trust is one of the UK's largest and runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals.

Three deaths were announced at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, taking the death toll at New Cross Hospital to 758.

And four deaths were confirmed at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, meaning 677 Covid patients have now died at Walsall Manor Hospital.

Over in Staffordshire one more death was announced at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the main hospitals in Stafford and Stoke, taking the trust's death toll to 1,313.

And in Worcestershire one more death was confirmed at the Health and Care NHS Trust, taking the hospital death toll in the county to 801.

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