One more Covid death recorded at region's hospitals

One more coronavirus death has been recorded at hospitals in the region.

The death announced today means 7,542 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 86,422.

The death was 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 2,596.

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.

And no more deaths were reported at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the total is 732, or at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs City and Sandwell General hospitals, where the death toll is 1,164.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "NHS Statement on coronavirus (Covid-19)

"A further 15 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,422.

"Patients were aged between 51 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from 21 March to 4 April 2021 with the majority being on or after 1 April.

"Their families have been informed."

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