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

The latest NHS England daily figures (September 25) 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.

Across England, a further 33 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,871.

Patients were aged between 56 and 93 years old. All except two (aged between 84 and 88) had known underlying health conditions.

According to NHS England, the dates of death range from April 21 to September 24 with the majority on or after September 22.

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