THERE have been no coronavirus related deaths recorded at Worcestershire hospitals according to official statistics.

The latest NHS England daily figures (September 23) show there have been no new deaths recorded in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, which remains at 280 deaths, with the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust remaining at 28 deaths.

In total there have been 308 Covid-19 deaths in county hospital and in all settings there have been at least 531 Worcestershire deaths.

A further 23 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,808.

Patients were aged between 69 and 96 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 14 August to 22 September 2020.

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.