Four more people have died with Covid-19 at a hospital trust in North Staffordshire.
The latest figures released by NHS England this afternoon show the number of people who have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – which is comprised of Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford – has risen to 327.
No further deaths have been reported at any of the surrounding hospital trusts today.
Since the start of the pandemic six coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Harplands Hospital, and 11 at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – which operates hospitals including Haywood, Bradwell, Leek Moorlands and Cheadle.
Across the border in Cheshire 201 people have died with coronavirus at Mid Cheshire Hospitals, which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe, along with 129 at East Cheshire NHS Trust, which operates the hospitals in Congleton and Macclesfield.
Hundreds of people have also recovered at the hospital trusts since the pandemic started.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 41,969 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Monday, up by 233 from 41,736 the day before.
The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which is thought to have passed 53,000.
The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Tuesday, 113,107 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 1,279 positive results.
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Overall, a total of 6,981,493 tests have been carried out and 298,136 cases have been confirmed positive.
The figure for the number of people tested has been “temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting” across all methods of testing.