THERE has been one new coronavirus related death in Worcestershire hospitals today.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (June 6) show the one death was at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, bringing its total to 262.

There were no further deaths recorded at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which runs community hospitals, so it remains at a total of 28.

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

In England, a further 75 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 27,359.

Patients were aged between 43 and 100 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

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 Wyre Forest Ward.

The government releases a daily figure for deaths outside of hospitals which stands at 204, bringing the overall total number of deaths to 40,465. 
Public Health England does not release a regional breakdown.
But Using Office of National Statistics data up to May 22, added with hospital deaths since, reveals the number of Covid-19 related deaths in the county is at least 492 across all settings.