THERE has been one more death related to coronavirus in Worcestershire hospitals, bringing the total to 270.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (May 22), show the death was in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 247.

There were no further deaths at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust’s community hospitals, so its total stands at 23.

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

In England, a further 121 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,387.

Patients were aged between 41 and 98 years old. Three of the 121 patients (aged between 50 and 91) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

The Department of Health said 36,393 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Thursday, up by 351 from 36,042 the day before.

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.