WORCESTERSHIRE’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 518, as new figures show which settings saw the most fatalities.

The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows three people with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate died in Worcestershire from June 19 to June 26. All three people died in hospital.

This is the lowest week so far and compares with around 100 deaths per week in the county at the height of the pandemic.

There were no local deaths that week in a care home, hospice, a communal establishment or elsewhere.

The ONS statistics also show that, in that week, there were no deaths of residents from Worcester, Wychavon, Malvern Hills or Wyre Forest, as the three people who died included two from Redditch and one from Bromsgrove.

The 518 coronavirus-related deaths in Worcestershire included:

  • 133 Bromsgrove residents: 74 in hospital, 54 in a care home, four elsewhere and one in a communal establishment.
  • 113 Wyre Forest residents; 63 in hospital, 39 in a care home, nine at home and two in a communal establishment.
  • 106 Wychavon residents; 48 in a care home, 47 in hospital, four at home, four in a communal establishment, two in a hospice and one elsewhere.
  • 61 people from Worcester; 27 in hospital, 27 in a care home, four at home, two in a communal establishment and one in a hospice.
  • 59 people from Redditch; 48 in hospital, eight in a care home, two at home, and one in a communal establishment.
  • 46 people from Malvern; 23 in hospital, 20 in a care home, two at home and one in a communal establishment.