There has been another rise in the number of people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who have tested positive for coronavirus.
The latest daily figures have been released by Public Health England.
In Staffordshire alone, 876 people have now tested positive, a rise of 47 in the last 24 hours from yesterday’s total of 829.
And in Stoke-on-Trent, the figure has gone up from 181 to 190.
However, there have been no confirmed deaths at the University Hospital of North Midlands Trust, which runs the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital, with the figure remaining at 82 since the pandemic started.
That does not necessarily mean that there have been no coronavirus-linked deaths in that time, only that the data has not yet been passed on to the authorities.
This is because information on when deaths occurred at each hospital is not available.
Meanwhile, over the border in Cheshire East, the number of cases have risen to 368 up from 316.
Five more deaths have also been confirmed at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, bringing the total there up to 46.
The number of deaths were confirmed at East Cheshire NHS Trust – which consists of Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, remain at 25.
Nationally, 84,279 people have now tested positive for having coronavirus and out of those hospitalised with the virus, 10,612 have now died.
The actual number of cases in each area is likely to be far higher as many people are not tested for the virus when they self-isolate at home.
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