THERE have been seven further deaths related to coronavirus in Worcestershire hospitals, bringing the total to 250.

The latest figures, announced by NHS England on May 12, show that there were seven deaths for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 227.

There were no further deaths recorded at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s community hospitals, so its total stands at 23.

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

A further 350 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 23,708.

Patients were aged between 25 and 101 years old.

And 22 of the 350 patients (aged between 30 and 100 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

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 Government has now begun releasing a daily figure for deaths outside of hospitals which stands at 627, bringing the overall total number of deaths to 32,692.

Public Health England does not release a regional breakdown.