THERE have been two new coronavirus related deaths recorded today across Worcestershire's hospitals.

As the death toll in the UK rises to more than 80,000 since the pandemic began, Worcestershire hospitals have reported two more deaths. None were reported in the county on Saturday.

The total number of deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust remains at 473, with the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust today rising by two to 44.

In total, there have been 517 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

A further 508 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 55,580.

Patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old. All except 22 (aged 40 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from December 17, 2020 to January 9, 2021 with the majority being on or after January 4. Their families have been informed.

In total today's figures show 102 Covid deaths recorded in the Midlands today.

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, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports 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 change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on April 24 and subsequently.