THERE were no new Covid-19 related deaths recorded across Worcestershire's hospitals on a day when it was announced an eight-year-old child had died with the virus.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (January 1), show no new deaths attributed to coronavirus in county hospitals.

The total number of deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust remains at 440, with the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust remaining at 41.

In total, there have been 481 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

In all settings, including hospitals, hospices and at home, there have been at least 741 Covid-19 related deaths in the county.

The Acute Hospitals Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.

The Health and Care NHS trust covers community hospitals and rehabilitation wards, including Worcester City Impatient Unit, Malvern Community Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital, Pershore Community Hospital, the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove, Tenbury Community Hospital and the Wyre Forest Ward.

In England, a further 420 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 50,668.

Patients were aged between eight and 100. All bar 12, aged between 55 and 90, had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from November 24 to December 31, 2020 and their families have been informed.