More than 50 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Staffordshire – according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
There are now 1,405 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the Staffordshire County Council area – which includes every area of the county apart from Stoke-on-Trent – up from 1,346 in yesterday’s update.
There are also 345 confirmed cases in Stoke-on-Trent itself and 689 across the border in Cheshire East.
In other surrounding areas there are 2,483 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Birmingham, 987 confirmed cases in Derbyshire (and another 423 in Derby itself), 640 in Wolverhampton and 398 in Shropshire,
As always, the number of unconfirmed cases in each area will be far higher.
Public Health England does not release more precise information on the exact location of confirmed cases such as towns or villages.
There are 138,078 lab confirmed cases across the UK – with 4,583 more recorded in today’s government update.
A total of 155 patients have now died with Covid-19 at Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
There have been at least 250 recoveries at the hospital after being diagnosed with the virus – with that figure now expected to be higher.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic one death has also been confirmed at Harplands Hospital, while another was today confirmed at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – which operates Haywood Hospital, Cheadle Community Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Community Hospital and others, although it is unclear which hospital the death occurred at.
Across the UK there have now been 18,738 Covid-19 associated deaths in hospitals – according to the latest update from the Department of Health this afternoon – with 616 more deaths confirmed in the country’s hospitals
It’s important to note that these figures are not the number of people who have died in the last 24 hours – it’s the number of people who have died in hospital having contracted coronavirus that have been included in today’s publicly released figures by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.
Many hospitals will not report deaths that happened over the weekend until the middle of the following week.
The real number of fatalities – including those in care homes, at home etc – will be higher.
Worldwide more than 2.6 million cases have been confirmed across the world since the outbreak of the pandemic.
At least 185,000 people have died with Covid-19 across the world – while 727,170 have recovered.
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