THERE have been four new coronavirus related death recorded across Worcestershire's hospitals.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (November 17), show four newly-recorded coronavirus related deaths in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, with its total rising from 308 to 312.

There are no newly recorded deaths at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Heath and Care NHS Trust and its total remains at 29.

The total number of coronavirus related deaths in Worcestershire hospitals therefore has risen to 369.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced and are accurate as of 5pm the previous day.

They do not necessarily include deaths which happened on that day.

In all settings, including hospitals, hospices and at home, there have been at least 573 Covid-19 related deaths in the county.

Across England, a further 330 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 36,842.

Patients were aged between 27 and 99 years old. All except 11 (aged 30 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Dates of death range from October 29 to November 16, with the majority being on or after November 13.

The Acute Hospitals 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 Wyre Forest Ward.