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 7,550 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 Monday, meaning 86,599 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 1,167.

And one death was recorded at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the total increased to 799.

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

There were also no new recorded at either University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, where the total stands at 1,373, or at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, where the toll stands at 2,598.

Meanwhile, 33,445,922 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,272,223 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 1,103,899 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 11.

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