There have been 19 new coronavirus cases in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire – as the city is put on the Covid watchlist.
The latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show there have been another six positive tests in the city, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 1,686.
It comes after Stoke-on-Trent has been deemed an ‘area of concern’ by the Government following an outbreak in Normacot.
In Staffordshire there has been an additional 13 coronavirus new cases confirmed as of 4.20pm today (August 28) bringing the total to 4,082.
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In Cheshire there has been an increase of five new cases bringing the total to 2,372 since counting began in March.
Across the UK there has been an increase in 1,276 new cases with a total of 331,644.
There have been no new recorded deaths in the local area.
Confirmed coronavirus cases as of August 28:
- Stoke-on-Trent 1,686 (up six from yesterday)
Cheshire East: 2,372 (up five from yesterday)
- Staffordshire County (all Staffordshire authorities – including those in the south of the county – excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 4,082 (up 13 from yesterday)
Deaths with Covid-19 at local hospital trusts:
- University Hospitals Of North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital): 355
- North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Harplands Hospital): 6
- Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust ( Haywood Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Hospital, Cheadle Hospital and more): 12
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Including Leighton Hospital in Crewe): 213
- East Cheshire NHS Trust ( Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital): 146