The Birmingham and Solihull coroner, who has been looking at a "random selection" of cases involving Paterson said she and the area coroner now "believe there is evidence to have reason to suspect that some of those deaths may be unnatural".
"We could have started earlier this week and led into it rather than the big bang of super Saturday which has the potential to cause a lot of difficulty."
At the same briefing, Chief Constable Dave Thompson said his officers were ready for the weekend and the reopening could help with cases of illegal parties.
"The force has been dealing with a number of illegal gatherings and I think they [partygoers] are identifying this desire of coming together and happening this way [with pubs] could help with this issue."
Dates revealed for reopening of council play areas
The National Crime Agency says the Europe-wide operation, which lasted more than three months, has had the biggest impact on organised crime gangs it has ever seen.
A cash counting house in the West Midlands was raided, with £1.6m seized, while an operation involving Police Scotland and Staffordshire Police found 40kg of cocaine.
A total of £7.2m in criminal cash was seized in the region along with drugs, a firearm and one air weapon, said West Midlands Police.
Positive Covid-19 test results fall across West Midlands
The number of people testing positive for coronavirus across the West Midlands is falling in every council area, according to new figures.
The data from Public Health England shows the number of positive tests for every 100,000 population tested in hospitals and the wider community in the week up to 28 June.
For the West Midlands, the figures in alphabetical order of council are:
Telford and Wrekin 5.1
By comparison, the figure for Leicester in the week is 141.3 testing positive out of 100,000 people.
Your questions answered: Foreign trips and returning pupils
Carl, from Solihull, has been in touch with us via email, with a question regarding the return of schools in September and the opening up of air travel, expected to be announced by the government soon.
He asks: "Children returning from international holidays at the end of August must return to school beginning of September. How will the government ensure these families self-isolate for two weeks and not simply send their children to school straight after the holiday?"
Well, from the latest government guidance that's not particularly clear at the minute.
"The idea is to act as local as you can to prevent the situation going to a whole city of region," Mr Street said, adding every local authority within the West Midlands Combined Authority has a local outbreak plan.
"The [infection] trend is down and the data is encouraging," the Conservative mayor said, "but there is no room for complacency."
"If we were in a position where the virus was re-established across the conurbation, we would have to do that [lockdown] but I see no likelihood of that from our current position."
How lockdown affected Ramadan 2020
With coronavirus lockdown measures put in place weeks before, this year's Ramadan was celebrated very differently by Muslims across the UK.
BBC News spoke to three young Muslims who shared video diaries on how their lives have been affected.
Anmol Merban, Hani Ismail and Saba Saleem shared their experiences on a unique month of fasting.
Boris Johnson pledges 'new deal' to build post-virus
The prime minister is due to visit Dudley tomorrow as he is set to announce a programme of infrastructure projects to help the economy bounce back from the effects of coronavirus, said the mayor of the West Midlands.
Andy Street tweeted: "He, like me, is ambitious for the region and we have started the job."
The West Midlands is asking for £3.2bn over three years from the government to keep the regional economy going.
The expectation is that at at least 61,000 jobs will be lost in the region as a result of the first three months of lockdown once the government's furlough scheme ends, a briefing held by the mayor last week was told.