Coronavirus: Updates as Shropshire death toll rises to 52

Read today's coronavirus updates from across Shropshire, Mid Wales and beyond, as a further two patients have died at Shropshire hospitals.

Newport Town councillor Jeremy Good is part of a team delivering food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable in the area
Newport Town councillor Jeremy Good is part of a team delivering food parcels to the elderly and vulnerable in the area

The patients died at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, bringing the total number of deaths at the trust to 50.

The death toll for the county now stands at 52, while in England as a whole a total of 11,005 have died.

A total of 12,107 people who tested positive for coronavirus have now died in UK hospitals.

It comes as new research suggests around half the deaths from coronavirus are happening in care homes.

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The worldwide number of cases is nearly at two million.

The local death figures released each day only include hospital deaths - leading to concerns from Age UK that the elderly are being "airbrushed" out of the death toll.

See today's updates here:

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