No further deaths with Covid at Shropshire's hospitals

There were no new Covid-related deaths reported in Shropshire’s hospitals today.

The latest update confirmed that no new deaths with coronavirus had been reported on April 6 at either the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital's Trust or the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthpaedic Trust.

It means the death toll at county hospitals remains at 595, with 554 of those reported at the main Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) NHS trust.

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

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

A spokesman for NHS England said: "A further 12 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,434.

"Patients were aged between 47 and 96 years old and had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from March 29 to April 5, with the majority being on or after April 3.

"Their families have been informed."

Across the UK, the latest official figures show there were 15 deaths reported in the last 24 hours taking the total to 126,851.

Meanwhile, 31,164,176 vaccinations have been carried out across England to date – including first and second doses.

In the Midlands, 5,207,565 first doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been administered, while 761,524 second doses have been carried out.

The data includes vaccinations carried out between December 8 and April 5.

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