Two more deaths recorded in Solihull

There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Solihull.

There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Solihull.

However, due to a technical issue the number of Covid-19 deaths reported in England is lower than expected in the most recent update.

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The dashboard shows 699 people had died in the area by May 4 (Wednesday) – up from 697 on Tuesday.

They were among 18,060 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 Solihull.

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

A total of 152,628 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 4 (Wednesday) – up from 152,433 on Tuesday.