One more death recorded in Sandwell

There was one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Sandwell.

There was one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Sandwell.

A total of 1,295 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 24 (Tuesday) – up from 1,294 on Monday.

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They were among 18,339 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Sandwell.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

A total of 154,991 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 24 (Tuesday) – up from 154,864 on Monday.