Shropshire records four more coronavirus hospital deaths

Four more patients being cared for at Shropshire's acute hospitals have have died with coronavirus.

Their deaths were reported by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

According to the latest NHS figures 572 people have died with Covid-19 at county trusts since the start of the pandemic.

Of those, 531 have been at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, 34 at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and seven at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, near Oswestry. A further 281 people have died in county care homes.

In Powys there have been 235 deaths according to Office of National Statistics data.

UK hospitals have reported a further 174 deaths in the previous 24 hour period, bringing the total to 125,099.

Meanwhile, 18,835,355 coronavirus vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 3,527,175 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 126,482 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and March 4.

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