Further 13 coronavirus deaths confirmed in hospitals in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

A further 13 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in hospitals in the Black Country and Birmingham.

It means 7,379 people have now died with the virus in the region's hospitals.

No new deaths were announced at Staffordshire hospitals in Monday's figures.

On top of this, a further 1,356 have died in the region’s care homes after contracting coronavirus.

NHS England confirmed a further 101 deaths on Monday, meaning 84,467 people have now died in the country’s hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

Five deaths were confirmed at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, taking the death toll there to 712.

Two deaths were reported at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals, where 1,137 people have now died with Covid.

And six deaths were confirmed 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 2,536.

No new deaths were announced at the Walsall Healthcare Trust, where the total remains 707, or at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, where the total is still 781.

There were also no new deaths announced at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, where the total remains at 1,348.

Doses

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 101 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,467.

"Patients were aged between 38 and 96 years old. All except five – aged 54 to 95 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from January 5, to March 7, with the majority being on or after March 3.

"Their families have been informed."

Elsewhere, 19,812,818 coronavirus vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 3,713,728 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 142,395 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and March 7.

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