One new coronavirus death confirmed at region's hospitals

One coronavirus death has been confirmed at a hospital trust in the Black Country.

The deaths announced on Tuesday mean 7,543 people have now died with Covid-19 across the region's hospitals.

No new deaths were announced in Staffordshire or Birmingham in the latest figures.

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

NHS England confirmed a further 12 deaths on Tuesday, meaning 86,434 have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

The death was confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the total now stands at 797.

No new deaths were reported at either the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, or the Walsall Healthcare Trust, where the totals remain at 732 and 719 respectively.

There were also no new deaths recorded at either University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, where the total stands at 1,373, or the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust where the toll stands at 1,164.

The University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust also confirmed no new deaths on Tuesday, with the total standing at 2,596.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 12 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,434.

"Patients were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from March 29 to April 5, with the majority being on or after April 3.

"Their families have been informed."

Meanwhile, 31,164,176 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,207,565 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 761,524 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 5.

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