Four Covid-19 deaths recorded in hospitals in the Black Country and Birmingham

A further four coronavirus deaths have been recorded in hospitals in the Black Country and Birmingham.

The deaths announced today mean 7,541 people have died with Covid-19 across the region's hospitals.

On top of this, a total of 1,387 people have died in the region's care homes after contracting coronavirus.

A total of 15 people have died from the virus in England overall today, bringing the total to 86,407.

Two deaths were confirmed at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals, taking the total number of deaths 2,595.

One death was recorded at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals, where the death toll is 1,164.

A further death was recorded at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total is now 732.

No new deaths were reported at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and the Royal Stoke University Hospital, where the total stands at 1,373.

There were also no new deaths reported at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust or the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust where the totals remain at 719 and 796 respectively.

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