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

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (February 18), show four new coronavirus related deaths recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust, bringing its total to 741, while the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust remains at 55.

In total, there have been 796 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

In England, a further 309 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,424.

Patients were aged between 21 and 101 years old. All except 11 (aged 42 to 96 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from December 20, 2020 to February 17, 2021 with the majority being on or after February 14.

Their families have been informed.

The Acute Hospitals 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.