One new coronavirus death confirmed at region's hospitals

One further coronavirus death has been confirmed in the region in the latest figures released by NHS England.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of April 16. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of April 16. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It means that a total of 7,557 patients 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 18 deaths on Friday, meaning 86,704 have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

The one death was announced at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, where the death toll is now at 2,601. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals.

No new deaths were announced at either the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, or the Walsall Healthcare Trust, where the totals are 800 and 720 respectively.

There were also no new deaths announced at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust where the total is now 1,167, or at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust where the death toll stands at 733.

No further deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust on Friday, where the total is at 1,167.

Meanwhile, 34,762,728 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,311,651 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 1,319,851 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 15.

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