FOUR more patients have died from COVID-19 at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), it has been confirmed.

Hospital bosses confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the death toll at the Trust has risen to 129 patients.

A spokesman for the hospital offered condolences to the family and friends of the patients.

They said: “The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is currently treating patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“Sadly we can confirm that 129 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. Four deaths have been announced today.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those patients at this very difficult and distressing time."