More than 20 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Cheshire East



More than 20 more people have confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cheshire East – figures released today (Friday April 10) by Public Health England show.

There are now 278 people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the Cheshire East Council local authority area – up from 257 in yesterday’s update.

Elsewhere in Cheshire there are 311 cases in Cheshire West and Chester, 241 in Warrington and 159 in Halton.

Birmingham still has the highest number of confirmed cases of any single local authority area in England – with 1,604.

As with all numbers regarding confirmed Covid-19 cases due to limited testing the actual number of overall cases will be far higher.

Two more deaths have been confirmed at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, bringing the total there up to 36.

Another five deaths were confirmed at East Cheshire NHS Trust – which consists of Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, bringing the number there up to 21.

A total of 78 patients have died at the University Hospital of North Midlands Trust – which consists of Stoke-on-Trent’s Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital – after being confirmed to have Covid-19 since the pandemic started.

This is up from the 71 cases confirmed in Thursday’s update – although it does sometimes take several days for deaths to appear in the statistics.

There have now been 70,272 confirmed cases across the country and 8,958 deaths across the UK.

The UK government does not currently release figures for how many people have recovered from coronavirus following hospital treatment.

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