136 cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent



A total of 136 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Stoke-on-Trent – according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

The number is up from the 130 confirmed yesterday.

In the Staffordshire County Council area – which is all of the county apart from Stoke-on-Trent, the figure is up to 701, while in Cheshire East there are now 257.

Birmingham still has the highest number of confirmed cases of any single local authority area in England – with 1,524.

Birmingham aside, Stoke-on-Trent still has fewer cases than many other cities in the Midlands, including Wolverhampton (368), Derby (303), Coventry (299), Leicester (287) and Nottingham (261).

As with all numbers regarding confirmed Covid-19 cases due to limited testing the actual number will be far higher.

There have been 71 deaths at the UHNM Trust – which includes Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.

There have been a total of 34 deaths at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which includes Crewe’s Leighton Hospital.

East Cheshire NHS Trust, which includes Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, has recorded 16 deaths.

There have now been 65,077 confirmed cases across the country and 7,978 deaths across the UK.

The UK government does not currently release figures for how many people have recovered from coronavirus following hospital treatment.

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