Further 25 Covid-19 deaths in hospitals, figures show

A further 25 deaths have been confirmed in the region's hospitals over the last four days, NHS figures have shown.

It means the total number of deaths in hospitals in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham has increased to 8,074.

A total of 10 deaths were confirmed in figures released on Friday, with 11 on Saturday, none on Sunday and a further four on Monday.

A total of 12 deaths were reported at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust, where the toll is at 2,779. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

Six deaths were confirmed at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, with the toll at 782.

Four deaths were confirmed 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 1,466.

A further death was recorded at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the toll is now 863.

Another death was reported at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, which brings the toll to 745 alongside a further death at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs City Hospital in Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital, where the toll is 1,260.

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