THERE were no new deaths related to Covid-19 recorded across Worcestershire's hospitals today (Monday).

It means the total of deaths remain at 744 for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and 57 for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

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In total, there have been 801 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals since the pandemic began.

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.

A further 178 people who tested positive for Covid-19 died over the past 24-hour reporting period, bringing to 81,482 the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England.

Patients were aged between 25 and 101 years old. All except seven, aged 47 to 97, had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of death range from January 2 to February 21 with the majority being on or after 18 February.

Their families have been informed.

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 in England.

Since Tuesday. April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where Covid-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process. This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on April 24 and subsequently.