Another coronavirus death recorded in Shropshire

Another coronavirus death has been recorded in Shropshire.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals as of October 7. Data: NHS England
The daily number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals as of October 7. Data: NHS England

According to the latest NHS England figures, a patient who had tested positive died in the care of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust (SaTH) on Sunday, October 4.

It brings the total reported at the county's major health trusts up to 191. Of that total, 171 have been at SaTH, 15 at Shropshire Community Health Trust and five at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry. There have been 15 hospital deaths in Powys.

There has been 33 new cases in the county - 20 in Shropshire and 13 in Telford & Wrekin, bringing the combined total to 2,977. In the whole of the UK another 14,162 cases were recorded, bringing the total to 544,275.

It comes after one more virus death was reported at a care home in the county yesterday. Data from the Office of National Statistics showed the death was reported on October 1, bringing the care home death toll to 157 in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

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Today's news came as NHS England said a further 54 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died - including seven in the Midlands - bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,280.

An NHS England statement said: "Patients were aged between 43 and 93 years old. All but one (aged 79) had known underlying health conditions. Date of death ranges from 28 September to 6 October 2020 with the majority being on or after 2 October. Their families have been informed."

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