There are now almost 350 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Stoke-on-Trent.
The latest Public Health England figures show 345 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the city – up from the 325 confirmed as of yesterday’s update.
There are also 1,405 cases in the rest of Staffordshire and 689 across the border in Cheshire East.
As always, the number of unconfirmed cases in each area will be far higher.
Public Health England does not release more precise information on the exact location of confirmed cases such as towns or areas.
There are 138,078 lab confirmed cases across the UK – with 4,583 more recorded in today’s government update.
A total of 155 patients have now died with Covid-19 at Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
There have been at least 250 recoveries at the hospital after being diagnosed with the virus – with that figure now expected to be higher.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic one death has also been confirmed at Harplands Hospital, while another was today confirmed at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – which operates Haywood Hospital, Cheadle Community Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Community Hospital and others, although it is unclear which hospital the death occurred at.
Across the UK there have now been 18,738 Covid-19 associated deaths in hospitals – according to the latest update from the Department of Health this afternoon – with 616 more deaths confirmed in the country’s hospitals
It’s important to note that these figures are not the number of people who have died in the last 24 hours – it’s the number of people who have died in hospital having contracted coronavirus that have been included in today’s publicly released figures by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.
Many hospitals will not report deaths that happened over the weekend until the middle of the following week.
The real number of fatalities – including those in care homes, at home etc – will be higher.
Worldwide more than 2.6 million cases have been confirmed across the world since the outbreak of the pandemic.
At least 185,000 people have died with Covid-19 across the world – while 727,170 have recovered.
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