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

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (February 19), show two new coronavirus related deaths recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust, bringing its total to 743, while one further death was recorded in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, with its total now at 56.

In total, there have been 799 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

In England, a further 315 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,739.

Patients were aged between 13 and 103 years old. All except 26 (aged 13 to 96 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

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.