THERE have been five new coronavirus related deaths recorded at Worcestershire hospitals according to official statistics.

The latest NHS England daily figures (November 24) show there have been five new deaths recorded in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, which has now seen 323 deaths, with the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust remaining at 30 deaths.

In total there have been 353 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals and in all settings there have been at least 585 Worcestershire deaths.

Across England, a further 353 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 38,865.

Patients were aged between 10 and 100 years old. All except 9 (aged 31 to 90 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Dates of death range from October 24 to November 23 with the majority being on or after 21 November.

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.