More than 1,300 coronavirus cases now confirmed across Staffordshire



More than 1,300 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed across Staffordshire.

The latest figures from Public Health England show there are now 1,346 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the Staffordshire County Council area, which includes all of the county apart from Stoke-on-Trent.

The figure is up from 1,287 in yesterday’s update.

There are also 325 cases in Stoke-on-Trent itself and 654 across the border in Cheshire East.

As always, the number of unconfirmed cases in each area will be far higher.

There are 133,495 lab confirmed cases across the UK – with 4,451 more recorded in today’s government update.

Five more people who tested positive for coronavirus at the University Hospitals of North Midlands have died – according to the latest figures released by NHS England.

A total of 144 people have now died with Covid-19 at the Royal Stoke and Stafford’s County Hospital sites since the start of the pandemic – up from the 139 confirmed as of yesterday’s update.

At least 250 people have also been discharged from Royal Stoke University Hospital after recovering since the beginning of the outbreak.

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The number of people who have died at the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust – which operates Harplands Hospital – remains at one.

Another death has also been confirmed at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in  Crewe – bringing the figure there up to 90.

Four more deaths were reported at at East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust, which oversees Macclesfield District General Hospital and  Congleton War Memorial Hospital, with 55 people having died after contracting the virus.

In total 18,100 people have now died with Covid-19 in hospitals across the UK – with more deaths confirmed at care homes, private addresses and hospices.

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