THERE have been three coronavirus deaths recorded at Worcestershire hospitals in recent days.

And new data shows there has been a rise in Covid cases overall in the county in the latest week of data.

NHS figures reveal there have been three Covid related deaths recorded for Worcestershire hospitals in the week up to January 14.

The three deaths all came at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites - Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.

It means the trust's total has moved to 918.

There have been no newly announced Covid deaths at the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust with its total remaining at 64.

It means in total there have been 982 Covid-related deaths in county hospitals during the pandemic.

In comparison, four weeks ago in the week up to December 17, there were five deaths in Worcestershire hospitals.

The latest NHS data also shows a total of 75 people were in hospital in Worcestershire with Covid-19 on Thursday, January 13, including three people in intensive care.

In comparison 59 people were in hospital in Worcestershire on December 10.

Meanwhile Public Health England data shows new coronavirus cases in Worcestershire were at 9,015 in the week up to January 8, a rise of 1.6 per cent on the previous week.

Worcester saw a drop of 5 per cent in the seven days up to January 8, with 1,472 cases.

Malvern Hills saw a rise up 8.6 per cent to 873 cases.

Wychavon, which includes Evesham and Droitwich, was up 0.8 per cent to 1,681 cases.

Wyre Forest, which includes Kidderminster, saw the biggest rise in the county up 22.3 per cent to 1,875 cases that week.

Redditch was down 7.3 per cent up to 1,486 cases.

Bromsgrove had 1,628 cases recorded that week, a drop of 5.1 per cent.

The latest vaccination figures, up to January 13, show 86.8 per cent of Worcestershire adults have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, 81.3 per cent have had a second, while 66.7 per cent have had a booster.