A MAN in his 70s has become the latest to die with coronavirus in Dudley.

The man, who had underlying health conditions, died on March 25 - after being treated at Rusells Hall Hospital.

Diane Wake, chief executive of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust which runs Russells Hall, confirmed the man had tested positive for COVID-19.

She added: "His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

A total of 17 people with COVID-19 have been confirmed to have died at the hospital which has cancelled visiting on general wards and an array of routine appointments due to the coronavirus outbreak.