A further 73 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in hospitals in the Midlands, according to the latest NHS data.
People who have died in Midlands hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19
A further 257 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 82,974.
Patients were aged between 23 and 98 years old. All except seven (aged 45 to 95 years old) had known underlying health conditions.
Date of death ranges from 21 April 2020 to 26 February 2021.
People in England who have died in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19
The NHS releases death figures every day.
They are not the number of people who have died that day, but the latest reported figures, and the deaths can have taken place several days before.
There also tends to be a spike early in the week, when reporting catches up from the weekend.
They are only deaths recorded in hospitals - not in care homes, or private homes.
However, they act as a guide to how our fight against the virus is progressing.
Figures are not released on patients who have survived.
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