Birmingham news Four new coronavirus deaths recorded in Midlands as cases rocket MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Patients were aged between 56 and 95-years-old and all but two had underlying health conditions.
Breaking News ! England's coronavirus hospital death toll has risen by 18 as infection rates soar and NHS test and trace is plunged into crisis. Of the 18 deaths across England, four were recorded in the Midlands. It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,705. Patients were aged between 56 and 95 years old - all but two patients had known underlying health conditions. Date of death ranges from September 12 to September 16, with the majority on or after 15 September. Public queue at a coronavirus testing facility in Sutton Coldfield (Image: PA) Their families have been informed. The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows: Midlands - 4 North East & Yorkshire - 6 North West - 5 South East - 3 Read More Related Articles Birmingham lockdown rules could be made tougher tomorrow Read More Related Articles Mayor Andy Street defends under fire Covid test and trace service as crisis mounts Meanwhile, the number of patients with coronavirus at Birmingham's hospitals has doubled in a week.
Line graph shows number of patients on ventilators in hospitals in the Midlands
The number of people critically ill in intensive care units at the Queen Elizabeth and Heartlands hospitals has gone up - from seven last week to 15 today. They are among 60 patients battling the virus in UHB hospitals right now. Another 40 current in-patients have previously tested positive but are no longer deemed 'actively infected'.
Just a week ago, the number of actively infected patients was 32, among 68 in all. At the time hospital chief executive Dr David Rosser warned: "We have seen hospital admissions double in a week and I expect it to double in the next week again - it's an exponential curve. We are in the foothills of that curve."
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