One further coronavirus death reported at Shropshire hospital

Another coronavirus patient has died at Shropshire's main two hospitals.

It takes the total number of Covid-related deaths at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust to 215 since the start of the pandemic.

That is in addition to 15 total deaths at the Shropshire Community Health Trust and five at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.

In England today a further 316 deaths were reported of people who had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England to 38,112.

The patients whose deaths were reported today were aged between 28 and 102-years-old.

All except five (aged 64 to 96) had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Of the patients who died in England, 72 were in the Midlands region, 84 were in the North East and Yorkshire, and 75 were in the North West.

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