More people test positive for Covid-19 in Staffordshire as national figure passes 51k



The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Staffordshire has increased over the last day.

The latest figures from Public Health England showed there were 570 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Staffordshire County Council area – this excludes Stoke-on-Trent.

The currently figure – which is expected to be higher due to limited testing – makes Staffordshire the 15th most affected local authority area in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham, with 1,287 confirmed cases, is the worst hit with Hampshire (921) second.

The number of positive tests in Stoke-on-Trent has now hit 115 with nearby Cheshire East 196.

While the number of people diagnosed in the county has increased, the number of people having died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands has remained at 51.

Public Health England has now confirmed 51,608 people have been tested positive for Covid-19, with 3,802 new cases in the past 24 hours. There have been 5,373 who have died after contracting the disease.

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