There have been another 153 coronavirus cases in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in the latest 24-hour period.
Latest information from Public Health England shows there have been 35 new coronavirus cases in Stoke-on-Trent over the past day.
This means there have now been 18,445 infections confirmed across the city since the pandemic began almost a year ago.
The city currently has a rolling seven-day infection rate of 144.3 cases per 100,000 people as of February 18 with 370 cases in the week before.
Across the wider Staffordshire area there have been another 118 positive Covid-19 cases confirmed as of 4pm today (February 23).
This means there have now been 55,990 cases in the entire Staffordshire County Council area since the start of the pandemic.
This leaves the county’s seven-day infection rate at 149.7 cases in 100,000 people with 1,317 cases in the week ending February 18.
Over the county line in Cheshire East there have been another 38 coronavirus cases confirmed today bringing the total to 19,500.
The seven-day infection rate for the borough now stands at 110.4 cases per 100,000 people with 424 cases in the week up to February 18.
Across the United Kingdom there have been another 8,489 coronavirus cases bringing the nationwide total to 4,134,639.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases by area as of February 23:
- Stoke-on-Trent: 18,445 (up 35 from yesterday)
- Newcastle borough: 7,889 (up 13 from yesterday)
- Staffordshire Moorlands: 4,941 (up four from yesterday)
- Stafford borough: 8,200 (up 19 from yesterday)
- Staffordshire county (all boroughs/districts – excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 55,990 (up 118 from yesterday)
- Cheshire East: 19,500 (up 38 from yesterday)