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The first coronavirus death in 13 days was announced in Shropshire

The patient died in the care of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) on Thursday and their death was announced today.

It was Covid-19’s first death in a hospital in Shropshire for 13 days, according to the latest NHS data.

It means 185 people died in county hospitals after contracting the virus, with 166 of these deaths at SaTH, 14 at the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and five at the Orthopedic Hospital near Oswestry.

Daily number of coronavirus deaths in Shropshire hospitals by death date on 4th July. Data: NHS England. The numbers could rise with the further announcement of deaths.

Another 139 people died with Covid-19 in nursing homes in the county according to the Office for National Statistics, including 95 in the Shropshire Council area and 44 in Telford & Wrekin.

However, deaths in nursing homes have only been recorded since April 10, which means that the death toll will likely be higher since the first hospital death in Shropshire occurred on March 15.

The government-released death toll across the UK, which includes deaths in and out of hospitals, rose from 67 to 44,198 today.

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The number of deaths in British hospitals has increased from 39 to 28,871 with nine of the 39 deaths occurring in the Midlands.

The death toll in Wales has increased from five to 1,530 but no new deaths have been announced in Powys, where the ONS says 92 people have died with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, pubs, hairdressers and attractions across the country have been reopened while blocking restrictions have been reduced today.

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