Two more people have died to take the death toll across the Royal Stoke and County hospitals to 18.
Public Health England have released the latest figures for the UK, which shows another 563 people have died nationally in just 24 hours.
The national death toll now stands at 2,352. A total of 29,474 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK, with 384 across Stoke-on-Trent (55) and Staffordshire (329).
There are 76 confirmed cases in Cheshire East.
Today’s jump in the figures is by the far the biggest daily increase since the crisis began.
Of the latest deaths, two were recorded by the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which runs both the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
The figures do not include those who have died from coronavirus outside hospital (which is likely to be an increasingly significant number).