One more coronavirus death confirmed in Shropshire

Another Covid-19 death has been confirmed in Shropshire.

NHS England said that another patient had died with the virus while in the care of Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

It takes the total number of people to have died in hospitals in Shropshire after contracting the virus to 204.

Of the 204 there have been 184 deaths at SaTH, 15 at the Shropshire Community Health Trust and five at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

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A total of 163 people have also died in the county's care homes with the virus.

In the Shropshire Council area 113 have died in care homes, and in Telford & Wrekin there have been 50 deaths. The figures record deaths from April 10 up to October 23.

To date a total of 96 people have died in Powys with the virus according to the Office for National Statistics.

Meanwhile the number of total deaths in the UK has increased to 46,229, after another 274 people were confirmed dead.

Latest Covid-19 infection rates in the region

The latest rolling seven-day infection rate of Covid-19 by local authority area, compared to the previous week.

The figures are for the seven days to October 26, with data for the most recent four days (October 27-30) excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 26; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 26; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 19; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 19.

  • South Staffordshire 401.1 (451), 237.5 (267)

  • Cannock Chase 343.4 (346), 230.2 (232)

  • Walsall 336.3 (960), 235.0 (671)

  • Sandwell 317.9 (1044), 223.5 (734)

  • Stoke-on-Trent 315.9 (810), 221.6 (568)

  • Birmingham 276.4 (3156), 240.6 (2747)

  • Dudley 260.6 (838), 163.9 (527)

  • Wolverhampton 251.0 (661), 197.8 (521)

  • Stafford 243.3 (334), 162.4 (223)

  • Lichfield 234.8 (246), 164.2 (172)

  • Solihull 229.2 (496), 225.5 (488)

  • Telford and Wrekin 219.6 (395), 168.5 (303)

  • Shropshire 135.5 (438), 87.3 (282)

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