Further 12 coronavirus deaths recorded across the region

A further 12 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the region’s hospitals, official NHS figures show.

It means the total number of hospital deaths in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham has risen to 8,510.

The data included the period over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with the figures being officially released on Monday.

Six deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust, meaning the number of deaths rises to 2,946. The trust runs the Queen Elizabeth, Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

Three deaths were recorded at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, where the toll is 801.

A further two deaths were recorded at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross Hospital, where 908 people have died.

And a death was registered at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospitals, taking the toll to 1,318.

No deaths were recorded at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford's County Hospital and the Royal Stoke University Hospital, where 1,557 people have died – or at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, where the toll is 833.

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