Further 11 Covid-19 deaths in hospitals across the region

A further 11 deaths have been confirmed in the region's hospitals in the latest figures released by NHS England.

It means the total number of deaths in hospitals in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham has increased to 8,011. Figures include deaths announced on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile the number of UK deaths has risen by 61 to 134,261.

Five deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust, where the toll is at 2,756. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

Three deaths were reported at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General Hospital and City Hospital in Birmingham, taking the toll to 1,250.

Two deaths were recorded at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the toll is now 859.

And a further death was reported at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County and Royal Stoke University hospitals, taking the total number of deaths to 1,451.

No other deaths were reported in the region. The death toll at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust stands at 743 whilst it stands at 773 at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital.

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