Two new coronavirus deaths confirmed at region's hospitals

Two further coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at hospital trusts in the Black Country and Birmingham.

It means that a total of 7,548 people have died with Covid-19 in hospitals across the region.

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 11 deaths on Sunday, meaning 86,588 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 there to 1,166.

And one death was recorded at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals, bringing the death toll at the trust to 2,598.

No new deaths were reported at either the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, or the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, where the deaths remains at 798 and 732 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 Walsall Healthcare Trust where the toll stands at 719.

Meanwhile, 33,248,869 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,263,799 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 1,070,174 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 10.

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