THERE have been no new coronavirus deaths at Worcestershire hospitals.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (July 13), show there have been no further deaths in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, meaning its total remains at 276.

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

In total there have been 304 Covid-19 related deaths in Worcestershire hospitals.

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

In England, a further 11 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,077.

Patients were aged between 72 and 95 years old. All patients 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 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 releases a daily figure for deaths outside of hospitals - Public Health England does not release a regional breakdown.

But using Office of National Statistics data up to June 26, added with hospital deaths since, reveals the number of Covid-19 related deaths in the county is at least 523 across all settings.