Eight more deaths from the coronavirus in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire

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Seven more people were killed

Four people have died in Birmingham, two in Staffordshire, one in Wolverhampton and one in Sandwell – according to figures released today by NHS England.

In addition, 705 people died in the care homes in the region after contracting Covid-19.

No other deaths were confirmed today at hospital representatives in Walsall or Dudley.

The latest figures from NHS England reported that three patients have died in the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, where the death toll is now 1,034.

One person has died at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The total is now 39.

Two people have also died in the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs Stafford County and Stoke Royal hospitals. The total now stands at 365 people.

One patient has died in Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell and City hospitals, where the death toll is now 399.

And one person has died at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals, bringing the total to 297.

No further patients died at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, where the total stands at 271.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust also remains at 234.

Another 61 people in hospitals across England who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in the country to 30,971.

Patients were between 54 and 96 years old. All but four – aged 56 to 92 – had known underlying health problems.

The date of death varies from October 4 to 17.

Their families have been informed.

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