THERE have been nine coronavirus deaths and continued falls in coronavirus cases, the latest data shows.

The new figures reveal the nine deaths recorded for county hospitals came in the week up to March 4.

All nine deaths came at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites - Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital - with the trust's total moving to 966.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust's total has stayed at 68.

The nine announced deaths this week means in total there have been 1,034 Covid-related deaths in county hospitals since the pandemic began.

The NHS data also shows there has been a fall in the number of people in intensive care with Covid-19.

NHS England said one person is in intensive care with coronavirus on March 4. In comparison, a week before, there were four people in intensive care with Covid-19.

The figures show the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is 91, the same as the previous week.

Meanwhile, there has been another fall in the number of coronavirus cases overall in Worcestershire, Public Health England (PHE) figures show.

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The latest figures show there were 2,079 cases in the week up to February 27 - a drop of 30 per cent on the previous week.

Worcester saw a fall of 30.4 per cent in the seven days to February 27 with 410 cases recorded.

Malvern Hills saw a fall of 19.1 per cent in the seven days with 339 cases.

Wychavon, which includes Evesham and Droitwich, was down 28.7 per cent to 524 cases.

Redditch was down 50.1 per cent to 225 cases.

Wyre Forest, which includes Kidderminster, was down 20.8 per cent to 308 cases.

And Bromsgrove had a fall of 29.8 per cent to 273 cases.

The latest vaccination figures, up to March 3, show 87.4 per cent of Worcestershire adults have had a first dose of a Covid vaccine, 83.2 per cent have had a second, while 69 per cent have had a booster.