EIGHT people died with Covid-19 in one week in March in Worcestershire, including two people from Wyre Forest.

A total of eight county residents died with Covid mentioned on the death certificate in the week up to March 19, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed.

Six people died from Covid in hospital, including three from Redditch, two people from Worcester and one from Malvern Hills.

Two people from Wyre Forest died with coronavirus in a care home, the figures showed.

Nobody died from Covid at home, in a hospice or in a communal establishment in Worcestershire in the week up to March 19, the ONS said.

The latest weekly figures for Worcestershire are slightly higher than they were the week before - there were four deaths in the week up to March 12 - but are still far lower than in recent months.

The recent deaths mean that as of March 19, a total of 1,327 people from Worcestershire classed as having Covid have died.

A total of 263 people in Wyre Forest have died with Covid including 175 in hospital, 70 in a care home, 15 at home, two in a communal establishment and one elsewhere.

A total of 198 people in Worcester have died including 110 in hospital, 71 in a care home, 10 at home, three in a communal establishment and four in a hospice.

In Wychavon, which includes Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore, 265 people have died including 159 in hospital, 77 in a care home, 15 at home, seven in a communal establishment, six in a hospice and one elsewhere.

A total of 258 Bromsgrove residents have died including 165 in hospital, 80 in a care home, seven at home, four elsewhere and two in a communal establishment.

A total of 188 people from Redditch have died including 152 in hospital, 27 in a care home, six at home, and three in a communal establishment.

And 139 people from Malvern Hills have died including 84 in hospital, 52 in a care home, five at home, two in a hospice and one in a communal establishment.