No Covid deaths at Shropshire health trusts for second day running

No further Covid deaths have been confirmed in Shropshire for the second day running.

The latest NHS figures mean there have been no Covid deaths confirmed at county health trusts for the past two days
The latest NHS figures mean there have been no Covid deaths confirmed at county health trusts for the past two days

The latest NHS figures show that there have been no deaths confirmed at the county's NHS trusts either yesterday, or today.

It means that the number of people to have died with Covid in the county remains 578 – 537 at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, 34 at Shropshire Community Health Trust, and seven at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures also show that 287 people have died with the virus at county care homes – 211 in Shropshire and 76 in Telford & Wrekin.

The ONS figures also show that 235 people have died with Covid in Powys.

NHS England confirmed a further 145 deaths on Wednesday, meaning 84,776 have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 145 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,776.

"Patients were aged between 42 and 98 years old. All except 12 – aged 42 to 84 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from October 31, to March 9, with the majority being on or after March 5.

"Their families have been informed."

Meanwhile, 20,248,632 coronavirus vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 3,786,991 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 154,476 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and March 9.

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