Five more people who tested positive for Covid-19 die at Royal Stoke & County hospitals



Five more people who tested positive for coronavirus at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust – according to the latest figures released today.

The overall number of patients who have died at the trust – which consists of Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford – after being confirmed to have Covid-19 has risen to 65.

This is up from 60 in yesterday’s update from Public Health England.

At the Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe – three more cases have been confirmed, bringing the overall figure up to 29.

East Cheshire NHS Trust, which includes Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, has recorded 13 deaths – up from 12 in yesterday’s update.

NHS England have this afternoon confirmed another 828 deaths in hospitals across England – bringing the total number of people who have died in English hospitals to 6,483.  

The latest figure for the entire UK has not yet been released by the Department of Health.

The UK government does not currently release figures for how many people have recovered from coronavirus following hospital treatment.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths announced so far by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has passed 300.

As of 5pm on April 7, the trust had announced 306 deaths, according to figures from NHS England.

This is the highest number for any trust in England.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust has announced 209, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced 191, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has announced 174.

A total of 16 NHS trusts in England have announced at least 100 deaths.

Updated figures for confirmed cases in each local authority area are due to be released later today by Public Health England but as of yesterday stood at 117 in Stoke-on-Trent, 597 in Staffordshire and 209 in Cheshire East.

Across the world more than 1.4m cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 225 countries and territories (including a number of cruise ships and areas whose sovereignty is disputed) – with more than 83,000 deaths and 308,000 confirmed recoveries.

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