Further two coronavirus deaths confirmed at region's hospitals

Two more Covid deaths have been confirmed in the Black Country and Birmingham.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of March 29. 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 March 29. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths announced on Monday mean 7,517 patients have now died with coronavirus in the region's hospitals.

No new deaths were confirmed in Staffordshire in the latest figures.

On top of this, 1,385 have died in the region's care homes after contracting Covid-19.

NHS England confirmed a further 18 deaths on Monday, meaning 86,194 have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

One death was announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, taking the total to 1,159 deaths.

And one death was confirmed at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals, where the death toll now stands at 2,583.

No new deaths were recorded at either the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, or the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trusts, where the totals remain at 796 and 730 respectively.

There were also no new deaths at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust where the total is 718, or the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, where the total is 1,370.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 18 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,194.

"Patients were aged between 58 and 95 years old. All except one – age 62 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from March 20 to March 28.

"Their families have been informed."

Meanwhile, 28,709,906 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,034,045 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 477,985 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and March 28.

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