Further 13 hospital patients die from coronavirus in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 13 hospital patients have died from coronavirus in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The deaths announced on Sunday mean 7,366 people have now died with the virus in the region's hospitals.

One more death was confirmed at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals, where 1,135 people have now died with Covid.

Three deaths were reported at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals, taking the death toll there to 2,530.

Four deaths were confirmed at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs the main hospitals in Stafford and Stoke, taking the trust's death toll to 1,348.

Two more deaths were confirmed at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, taking the death toll there to 707.

One more death was confirmed at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, the death toll stands at 707.

Two more deaths were confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where total of 781 people have now died.

A further 90 people, who tested positive for Covid, have died in England's hospitals, bringing the national tally in hospitals to 84,366.

Meanwhile, a further 1,356 have died in the region's care homes after contracting coronavirus.

Elsewhere, 19,663,577 coronavirus vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 3,682,740 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 139,628 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and March 6.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 90 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,366.

"Patients were aged between 34 and 97 years old. All except three (aged 54-87 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from 17 January to 6 March with the majority being on or after 3 March.

"Their families have been informed."

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