There are now more than 700 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Staffordshire – according to the latest figures released by Public Health England.
A total of 701 people in the Staffordshire County Council area have now tested positive for the coronavirus.
The figure is up from the 673 recorded in yesterday’s update for the area.
The area covers all of Staffordshire – including Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, the Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford Borough – except Stoke-on-Trent, which is counted separately because it is a unitary authority.
Birmingham still has the highest number of confirmed cases of any single local authority area in England – with 1,524 – while Staffordshire still has the second highest number of any local authority in the Midlands and 15th highest in England.
There are now 136 cases in Stoke-on-Trent and 257 in Cheshire East.
In other surrounding areas there are 575 confirmed cases in Derbyshire (excluding the 303 in the Derby local authority area), 368 in Wolverhampton and 184 in Shropshire.
As with all numbers regarding confirmed Covid-19 cases due to limited testing the actual number will be far higher.
There have been 71 deaths at the UHNM Trust – which includes Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
There have been a total of 34 deaths at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which includes Crewe’s Leighton Hospital.
East Cheshire NHS Trust, which includes Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, has recorded 16 deaths.
There have now been 65,077 confirmed cases across the country and 7,978 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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