Eight new Covid deaths confirmed in the region

Eight new 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 May 5. 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 5. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The deaths were confirmed in the region's care homes – taking the total number of deaths of people who contracted coronavirus in care homes to 1,405.

There were no new hospital deaths in the region reported on Wednesday.

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

There were no new hospital deaths in the region reported on Wednesday – meaning the total number of Covid deaths in hospitals across the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham remained at 7,579.

Elsewhere, one death was reported at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

NHS England confirmed a further 25 deaths on Wednesday, meaning 86,999 have died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

A total of 800 people have died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, 737 at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and 720 at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Meanwhile, 1,713 have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and 1,376 have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

And a total of 2,608 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 42,408,492 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,588,244 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 2,488,990 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and May 4.

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