TWO further patients being treated for coronavirus in Dudley have died.

The patients, aged in their 70s and their 90s, were being treated for underlying health conditions.

Diane Wake, Chief Executive of the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, confirmed the sad news today (Tuesday, March 24).

The announcement brings the official number of coronavirus related deaths in Dudley to eleven.

Diane Wake, chief executive of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust said in a statement: “The Trust can confirm that two more patients, one in their 70s and one in their 90s, with underlying health conditions have died. The patients had tested positive for Covid-19.

“The families have been informed and our condolences and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family’s privacy.”

As of Monday, March 23 there were 26 confirmed coronavirus cases in Dudley, according to figures from Public Health England.

A total of 422 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the UK as of 1pm on Tuesday (March 24), the NHS has said.