A TOTAL of 373 county people – with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate – died in all settings according to latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data.

According to ONS figures, which covers people who died from Covid-19 and the local authority area in which they lived, between April 24 and May 1:

Thirty people died in care homes; five from Bromsgrove, none from Redditch, six from Wychavon, nine from Wyre Forest, four Malvern Hills residents and six from Worcester.

Twenty-seven people died in hospital; seven from Bromsgrove, four from Redditch, nine from Wyre Forest, two from Wychavon, none from Malvern Hills and five Worcester residents.

No new deaths were recorded in a communal establishment.

Two new deaths were recorded at home; one in Wychavon, one in Worcester

Some of the deaths are ones previously not reported, as the daily figure released by the NHS is only people dying of Covid-19 at county hospitals, including community hospitals.

On May 12, the NHS announced a further seven deaths related to Covid-19 in county hospitals – seven at hospitals run by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and none at the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s hospitals.

In total, 250 people have died of Covid-19 in county hospitals. The Government now releases 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 is not releasing a regional breakdown.