THERE have been no recorded coronavirus deaths over the weekend in the county's hospitals according to the daily statistics.

The latest NHS England figures show no new recorded death in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust hospitals. There have now been no recorded deaths at the trust's hospitals since last Wednesday.

The total number of deaths remains at 278 deaths in acute trusts hospitals.

There have also been no newly recorded deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust so the figure there remains at 28.

These figures relate to recorded deaths up to 5pm the previous day and do not necessarily include deaths which happened on that day.

A further five people nationally who tested positive have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,347.

Patients were aged between 52 and 86 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

The deaths of patients with Covid-19 included two in the Midlands.

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 in England. Since Tuesday April 28, they have also reported the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where Covid-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process.

This means the NHS England and NHS Improvement data collection provides information on all Covid-related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

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.