THERE have been two further deaths related to coronavirus in Worcestershire hospitals, bringing the total to 232.

Two deaths were at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 211.

No further deaths have been recorded at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust's community hospitals, so its total still stands at 21.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced (the deaths did not all happen on the same day).

A further 204 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 21,384.

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Patients were aged between 26 and 101 years old. 3 of the 204 patients (aged between 41 and 58 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

The acute hospital trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.

The health and care NHS trust covers community hospitals and rehabilitation wards, including Worcester City Impatient Unit, Malvern Community Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital, Pershore Community Hospital, the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove, Tenbury Community Hospital and the Wye Forest Ward.

The figures on deaths relate to patients who have died in hospital and who have tested positive for Covid-19. They do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes, prisons, ambulances or in the community.

The government has now begun releasing a daily figure for deaths outside of hospitals. Public Health England have told us there was currently no regional breakdown of this daily number being provided.