Three more Covid deaths confirmed in Shropshire hospitals
Three more coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in Shropshire as the UK death toll rose by 230.
The three patients died in the care of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where 484 people have died with Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
The latest NHS figures show 520 coronavirus patients have died in the county's hospitals, with 30 dying at Shropshire Community Health Trust and six at the Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.
A further 257 people have died with Covid in care homes in Shropshire.
Meanwhile 201 people have died in Powys after contracting coronavirus, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The Government's UK death toll, which includes deaths within 28 days of a positive test, reached 117,396 on Monday after 230 more deaths were announced.
Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 135,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
The latest vaccination data shows 15,839,781 jabs have been given across the country so far, of which 15,300,151 were first doses.
Meanwhile a further 9,765 cases of coronavirus in the UK were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,047,843.
Across the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin council areas 78 more cases were confirmed, taking the number of positive tests in the county to 23,735.
As of February 10, the infection rate in Telford was 223.5 cases per 100,000 people, down from a 286.9 a week earlier, while in Shropshire it was 164.3, down from 208 the week before.
The highest infection rates seen in the boroughs were on January 8 when the rate was 596 in Telford and 474.1 in Shropshire.