THERE have been nine new coronavirus related deaths recorded across Worcestershire's hospitals.

The latest figures, announced by the NHS today (February 16), show nine new coronavirus related deaths recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust, bringing its total to 735, while the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust remains at 55.

In total, there have been 790 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

In England, a further 474 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 79,593.

Patients were aged between 26 and 99 years old. All except 17 (aged 38 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from April 1, 2020 to February 15, 2021 with the majority being on or after February 12.

Their families have been informed.

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.