ONE more death from coronavirus has been announced in Worcestershire hospitals.

The newly recorded death means there have now been 27 deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, compared to 255 in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trustn bringing the overall death toll in county hospitals to 281.

Across England, a further 108 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals in England to 26,722.

Patients were aged between 29 and 99 years old. 16 of the 108 patients (aged between 48 and 94) had no known underlying health condition.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced (the deaths did not all happen on the same day). They are accurate up to 5pm the previous day.

The newly recorded death means a total of 452 people have died in Worcestershire in all settings according to the Office of National Statistics.

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.