No further Covid deaths in Shropshire

There have been no further Covid deaths in Shropshire, NHS figures have confirmed.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Shropshire hospitals as of April 2. By date of death, not the date death was announced. Data: NHS England.
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Shropshire hospitals as of April 2. By date of death, not the date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The latest announcement confirms that coronavirus death toll at the county's NHS trusts remains 595.

Of the 595, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has seen the most deaths with 554, while 34 people have died in the care of Shropshire Community Health Trust, and seven at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.

There have also been 294 Covid deaths in county care homes – 219 in Shropshire and 77 in Telford & Wrekin.

Office for National Statistics figures show that 262 people in Powys have died with the virus.

Across the UK there have been another 51 coronavirus deaths taking the total to 126,764.

NHS England confirmed a further 43 deaths on Friday, meaning 86,351 have now died in the country's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 43 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,351.

"Patients were aged between 30 and 95 years old. All except three – aged between 69 and 92 years old – had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from January 10, to April 1.

"Their families have been informed."

Meanwhile, 30,507,732 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,166,341 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 670,924 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 1.

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