Tuesday , January 19 2021

85 Deaths from Covid-19 in Birmingham and the Midlands as Britain prepares to come out of a month-long lockdown

The UK Covid death toll has risen by 350 – with 85 in the Midlands.

The total number of deaths confirmed in hospitals now stands at 40,938.

The patients were between 31 and 98. All but nine, aged between 44 and 92 years, were aware of the underlying health condition.

The deaths announced today, Tuesday, December 1, occurred between October 25 and November 30, 2020, with the majority on or after November 24.

Their families have been informed.

The number of patients at the Worcestershire NHS Trust Acute Hospital has risen sharply since the second wave of the coronavirus began (stock photo)
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The number of deaths with Covid-19 by region is as follows:

  • East of England – 21
  • London – 32
  • Midlands – 85
  • Northeast & Yorkshire – 71
  • Northwestern – 68
  • Southeast – 42
  • Southwest – 31

Elsewhere, there were 23 deaths in hospital in Wales, 34 in Scotland and 15 in Northern Ireland.

The figures come as Britain prepares to emerge from a full month-long national lockdown.

Yet 99 percent of the country will remain within Covid Tier 2 or 3 measures, both of which are expected to hit the hotel industry hard.

Birmingham, and much of the West Midlands, will face the toughest Tier 3 restrictions.

Tier 3 areas will see the hospitality sector remain closed except for takeaways, and groups of six will only be able to meet in outdoor public spaces.

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