More cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cheshire East



The number of cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Cheshire East has increased again – according to new figures from Public Health England this afternoon (Sunday April 5).

There are now 171 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Cheshire East – although due to limited testing the overall figure will be far higher.

This is up from the 144 in yesterday’s update.

Cheshire East now has the highest number of cases of the four local authority areas in Cheshire – ahead of Cheshire West and Chester (167), Warrington (122) and Halton (75).

As of Saturday’s update there had been 41 deaths at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust – which includes Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.

At the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, there have been 19 deaths while East Cheshire NHS Trust, which includes the hospitals in Macclesfield and Congleton, had 11 deaths confirmed as of Saturday’s update.

In today’s update the Department of Health confirmed there have now been 4,934 deaths across the UK – including 74 in the Midlands.

There are now 47,806 cases confirmed across the UK – including 39,814 in England, 3,706 in Scotland, 3,197 in Wales and 1,089 in Northern Ireland.

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