No further Covid deaths at Shropshire hospitals

There have been no further deaths of patients with Covid-19 at hospitals in Shropshire.

NHS England confirmed the update today, which means a Covid death has not been reported at a county hospital since March 23.

This leaves the death toll at hospitals in Shropshire at 595, of which 554 died while in the care of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the county's two acute hospitals – Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford's Princess Royal Hospital.

Meanwhile, 34 people have died in the care of the 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 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – 219 in Shropshire and 77 in Telford & Wrekin.

ONS figures also reveal that 262 people in Powys have died with the virus.

Nationally, a further 15 people have died with the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,422.

Patients were aged between 51 and 90 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

Of the 15 deaths, two were reported in the Midlands.

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