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Coronavirus: Latest number of deaths and confirmed cases in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales

By Harry Leather | Shrewsbury | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

See the latest figures for coronavirus cases and deaths in your area.

This page will be updated daily with the latest number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and the latest number of confirmed deaths in your area.

The figures for positive tests are specific to the local authority area (ie Shropshire Council or Telford & Wrekin Council).

The true number of cases in each area is likely to be much higher due to the limited amount of testing carried out by the NHS.

Meanwhile, the figures for confirmed deaths are released by NHS health trusts (the organisations that run our hospitals), such as the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

This data does not include people who have died away from hospital, such as in care homes. This is released separately - and only by region, not county or town - via the ONS. Although we are aware of some deaths away from hospital we have decided to not include these here for consistency.

Where shown, a number in brackets is the change from the previous day.

Case figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): Thursday April 9

Death figures up to date as of (unless otherwise stated): Thursday April 9

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UK

UK cases: 65,077 (+4,344)

UK deaths: 7,978 (+881)

England cases: 54,554 (+3,798)

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England deaths: 7,248 (+765)

Scotland cases: 4,957 (+392)

Scotland deaths: 447 (+81)

Wales cases: 4,089 (+16)*

Wales deaths: 286 (+41)

Northern Ireland cases: 1,477 (+138)

Northern Ireland deaths: 82 (+9)

*Due to a reporting change the daily increase only accounts for six-hour period of testing, instead of the usual 24 hours.

Combined Shropshire and Telford

Cases: 286 (+16)

Deaths: 37 (+2)

Deaths at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust: 36 (+2)

Deaths at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry: 1 (0)

Shropshire

Cases: 184 (+10)

Telford & Wrekin

Cases: 102 (+6)

Powys

Cases: 62 (+4)

Deaths: Local breakdown not available. Total Wales deaths: 286.

Where does the data come from?

The number of confirmed cases in each English council area is updated daily by Public Health England here.

For Shropshire, this includes the boroughs covered by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.

The death toll is released to the press by the NHS daily, with NHS England providing statistics broken down by health trust.

As Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust runs hospitals in both the Shropshire (Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) and Telford (Princess Royal Hospital) council areas it is not possible to separate the statistics by council area.

Our figures also include deaths of patients who were not being treated in hospital, such as a pensioner who died at a retirement complex in Shrewsbury.

For Powys, the latest case figures are released by NHS Wales daily here and broken down by local area.

NHS Wales does not provide details of where Welsh patients died.

Important to note

The death figures released each day do not only refer to patients who have died in the last 24 hours. They refer to the deaths of coronavirus patients confirmed in the last 24 hours. Some patients are only included in the statistics several days later due to testing or discussions with family.

The patients may not have died as a direct result of coronavirus, but had been confirmed as testing positive.

Due to differences in how the figures are compiled by each country's health service, the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irish figures may not add up to the same as the UK figure released daily by the Government.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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