Further nine coronavirus deaths recorded in hospitals across the region

A further nine coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the region’s hospitals, official NHS figures show.

The total number of hospital deaths in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham has risen to 8,343.

Four people have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and Birmingham City hospitals. The death toll is 1,305.

Two deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust, where the deaths toll is 2,886. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

A further two deaths were recorded at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where the death toll is 889.

And one more death was confirmed at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the death toll is 774.

No deaths were confirmed at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where 812 have died.

An no deaths were recorded at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, where 1,524 people have died.

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