Just 48 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Stoke-on-Trent during the latest 24-hour period.
According to new figures from Public Health England, there have now been 18,804 Covid cases in the city since the start of the pandemic last March.
The city’s seven-day case rate is 133 per 100,000.
Elsewhere 100 positive tests were reported across the rest of the county, including 21 in Newcastle borough, 13 in the Moorlands and four in Stafford borough.
The county’s total for the whole pandemic now stands at 56,895.
In neighbouring Cheshire East, a further 46 new cases were recorded, taking the borough’s total to 19,852.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases by area as of March 3:
- Stoke-on-Trent: 18,804 (up 48 from yesterday)
- Newcastle borough: 8,017 (up 21 from yesterday)
- Staffordshire Moorlands : 5,041 (up 13 from yesterday)
- Stafford borough: 8,313 (up 4 from yesterday)
- Staffordshire county (all boroughs/districts – excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 56,975 (up 100 from yesterday)
- Cheshire East: 19,852 (up 46 from yesterday)
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