THERE have been three further deaths related to coronavirus in Worcestershire hospitals, bringing the total to 265.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (May 20)show the further deaths came at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 242.

There have been no further deaths at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which runs community hospitals, so it remains at a total of 23.

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

A further 166 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,079.

Patients were aged between 33 and 99 years old. Five of the 166 patients (aged between 54 and 70) 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 363, bringing the overall total number of deaths to 35,704 .

Public Health England does not release a regional breakdown.

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