Three more deaths recorded in Sandwell

There were three more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Sandwell.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

There were three more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Sandwell.

A total of 1,291 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 18 (Wednesday) – up from 1,288 on Tuesday.

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They were among 18,294 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 154,576 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 18 (Wednesday) – up from 154,454 on Tuesday.