Two more Covid deaths confirmed in region

Two further Covid deaths have been reported at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals as of May 1. 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 May 1. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

It means the total number of Covid hospital deaths in the region has risen to 7,578, after the latest figures were released by the NHS on Saturday.

On top of this, a total of 1,397 people have died in the region’s care homes after contracting coronavirus.

NHS England confirmed a further 16 deaths on Saturday, meaning 86,961 have now died in the country’s hospitals after testing positive for Covid.

A total of 800 people have died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and 720 at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

One person has died at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, leaving the total at 737

Meanwhile, 1,172 have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and 1,376 have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

One person has died at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, bringing the total of those to have died to 2,612. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals.

A total of 41,277,728 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,529,818 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 2,312,921 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 30.

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