THERE have been no new deaths recorded in Worcestershire’s hospitals from coronavirus.

In the latest daily figures from NHS England (May 31), there have been no new deaths reported by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust or the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This means the county total for hospital deaths remains at 281.

The latest figures mean there have now been 255 deaths at Acute Hospitals Trust, compared to 26 in the Health and Care Trust.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced (the deaths did not all happen on the same day).

Across England, a further 85 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,614.

Patients were aged between 56 and 100 years old. Six of the 85 patients (aged between 56 and 82) had no known underlying health condition.

The acute hospital 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 Wye Forest Ward.

The figures on deaths relate to patients who have died in hospital and who have tested positive for Covid-19. They do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes, prisons, ambulances or in the community.