THERE has been one more coronavirus related death in Worcestershire’s hospitals, bringing the total to 289.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (June 4), show there was one new death recorded at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, bringing its total to 261

There were no new deaths announced in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, meaning its total remains at 28.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced and are accurate up to 5pm the previous day (the deaths did not all happen on the same day).

These deaths mean there have now been at least 491 coronavirus deaths in Worcestershire in all settings.

Across England, a further 115 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 27,159.

Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old. Five of the 115 patients (aged between 53 and 97) had no known underlying health condition.

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 Wyre Forest Ward.

The Department of Health announced on June 3 that the total number of UK deaths had passed 50,000.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said 39,904 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday, up by 176 from 39,728 the day before.