THERE have been three more coronavirus deaths in Worcestershire hospitals, bringing the total up to 276.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (May 28), show that there were two further deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 250.

There has been a further death at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which runs community hospitals, taking its total to 26.

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

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Over the Bank Holiday weekend there had been five days in a row when no deaths were recorded at county hospitals, before three were announced yesterday.

In England a further 185 people, who tested positive for Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals nationally to 26,234.

Patients were aged between 28 and 99 years old.

And five of the 185 patients - aged 65 and 96 years old - had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

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.

The government releases a daily figure for deaths in all settings, which stands at 377, bringing the overall total number of deaths in the UK to 37,837. Public Health England does not give a regional breakdown.