A further nine people have died at UHNM hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in Stoke-on-Trent hits 200.
Figures released today by Public Health England show there are now 91 fatalities across the Royal Stoke and County hospitals, both run by the University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust.
One death has also been recorded by the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Harplands Hospital.
In terms of confirmed cases, aside from the 200 in the city, there are now 925 recorded in Staffordshire and 386 in Cheshire East.
Fifty-three people have died at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Crewe’s Leighton Hospital, and 25 have died at East Cheshire NHS Trust facilities, which include Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital.
The total number of UK hospital death now stands at 11,344.
It’s important to note this isn’t the total number of people who have died – it’s the number of people who have died in hospital having contracted coronavirus 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. There will also be a lag in reporting due to the long Bank Holiday weekend.
The real number of fatalities – including those in care homes, at home for example – will be higher.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested negative for coronavirus before leaving hospital for his country retreat and is now focused on his recovery.
Mr Johnson will not be doing any Government work and WILL only return to his office in Number 10 on the advice of his medical team, Downing Street said.
He is current at Chequers after a seven-night stay in London’s St Thomas’ Hospital.
In other coronavirus-related news:
- A Staffordshire man has been left heartbroken after his parents and sister all contracted Covid-19 and died within two weeks. Read the full story here.
- Single-mum Victoria Astley has told how an Aldi security guard refused to let her go shopping – because she had her twin boys with her. Read the full story here.
- A popular Stoke-on-Trent cabaret club has donated 250 handmade pizzas to the hard-working Royal Stoke University Hospital staff battling against the global coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story here.
- New bins guidance for Stoke-on-Trent with coronavirus pressure rising. Read the full story here.
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