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No new coronavirus deaths announced in Shropshire for fourth day in a row

By Dominic Robertson | Shrewsbury | Coronavirus | Published:

No new coronavirus deaths have been announced at hospitals in Shropshire for the fourth day in a row.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals by date of death as of June 25. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

The last confirmed death of a patient who tested positive for Covid-19 at a Shropshire NHS trust was last Friday, June 19.

It means the total of patients to have died with coronavirus in the care of the county's hospitals remains at 184.

So far 165 people have died with the virus at the Shrewsbury & Telford hospital NHS Trust, along with 14 at the Shropshire Community Health Trust, and five at the Robert Jones and Agnes hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.

Daily number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals by date of death as of June 25. Data: NHS England. Figures likely to increase as further deaths announced

Another 135 people have also died in county care homes with the virus according to the Office for National Statistics.

However care home deaths have only been recorded since April 10 and the first hospital death in Shropshire was on March 15.

In Powys, 90 people are recorded as having died with coronavirus.

Meanwhile the UK-wide death toll, which includes deaths in and out of hospital, increased by 149 to 43,230 today.

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The number of deaths in hospitals in England went up by 55 to 28,490.

In Wales the death toll increased by six to a total of 1,497.

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