Latest breakdown of Covid death toll in Birmingham and Black Country health trusts

Latest figures have revealed that a further 28 people have died from conditions linked to coronavirus in the Midlands.

However, the Midland region covers a large chunk of central England from the Welsh border to Lincolnshire in the east.

The death toll corresponds to patients who have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

More detailed figures for Birmingham and the Black Country reveal that two people died at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

A further three fatalities were recorded at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, four at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, one at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and one at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

No more deaths were reported today in Dudley.

It takes the overall death toll at hospitals across Birmingham, the Black Country and Staffordshire from Covid-19 to 2,726.

A spokesman for NHS England said: “A further 185 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,743.

In total, 218 deaths linked to coronavirus were reported in the past 24 hours in hospitals across the UK.

The overall number of deaths reported by health trusts in the West Midlands comprises:

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust – 1,050 deaths

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust – 407 deaths

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 40 deaths

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust – 240 deaths

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – 277 deaths.

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Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – 302 deaths