Seven new coronavirus deaths confirmed in the region

Seven further coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of April 27. 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 27. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths were all confirmed in the region's care homes – taking the total number of deaths of people who contracted coronavirus in care homes to 1,397.

Three deaths were confirmed in Birmingham care homes, while two deaths were announced in Staffordshire and two in Sandwell. No new care home deaths were recorded for Dudley, Walsall or Wolverhampton.

There were no new hospital deaths in the region reported on Tuesday – meaning the total number of Covid deaths remained at 7,573.

NHS England confirmed a further 26 deaths on Tuesday, meaning 86,898 people have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

A total of 800 people have died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, 736 at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and 720 at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Meanwhile, 1,712 have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and 1,168 have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

And a total of 2,606 people have died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals.

A total of 39,398,398 Covid vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,467,860 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 2,028,982 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 26.

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