More than 20 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent – according to the latest figures released by Public Health England today (Friday April 10).
The latest statistics show 157 people in the city have tested positive for Covid-19, up from 136 in yesterday’s update.
In the Staffordshire County Council area – which is all of the county apart from Stoke-on-Trent, the figure is up to 760, while in Cheshire East there are now 278.
Birmingham still has the highest number of confirmed cases of any single local authority area in England – with 1,604.
Aside from Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent still has fewer cases than many other cities in the Midlands, including Wolverhampton (388), Coventry (335), Derby (313), Leicester (305) and Nottingham (276).
As with all numbers regarding confirmed Covid-19 cases due to limited testing the actual number of overall cases will be far higher.
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.
Two more deaths have also 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.
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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