Almost 600 cases of Covid-19 now confirmed in Staffordshire



Almost 600 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed across Staffordshire – according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

A total of 597 cases have been confirmed in the Staffordshire County Council area – which includes Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, the Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford Borough, East Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Tamworth and South Staffordshire.

Staffordshire currently has the second highest number of cases of any local authority in the Midlands – after Birmingham, which with 1,372confirmed cases has the most in England – and is 15th highest in England.

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

In Stoke-on-Trent the number is now 117, while in neighbouring Cheshire East it is up to 209.

In other neighbouring counties there are 501 cases in Derbyshire (with another 263 in Derby), 386 in Walsall, 335 in Wolverhampton, 157 in Shropshire and 79 in Telford and Wrekin.

There have been 60 deaths at the UHNM Trust – which includes Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.

There have been a total of 26 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 12 deaths.

There have now been 55,242 confirmed cases across the country and 6,159 deaths across the UK.

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