More than a hundred cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent



More than a hundred cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent – according to figures released by Public Health England this afternoon (Sunday April 5).

There are now a total of 106 confirmed cases in the city, although due to limited testing the overall figure will be far higher.

In the rest of Staffordshire there are 534 confirmed COVID-19 cases – the second highest for any local authority in the Midlands after Birmingham and 15th highest in England overall.

Across the border in Cheshire East there are now 171 confirmed cases.

Stoke-on-Trent still has a lower number of confirmed COVID-19 cases than other cities in the Midlands including Birmingham (1,246), Wolverhampton (294), Coventry (246), Derby (239), Leicester (195) and Nottingham (191)

As of Saturday’s update there had been 41 deaths at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust – which includes Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.

Over at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, there have been 19 deaths while East Cheshire NHS Trust, which includes the hospitals in Macclesfield and Congleton, had 11 deaths confirmed as of Saturday’s update.

In today’s update the Department of Health confirmed there have now been 4,934 deaths across the UK – including 74 in the Midlands.

There are now 47,806 cases confirmed across the UK – including 39,814 in England, 3,706 in Scotland, 3,197 in Wales and 1,089 in Northern Ireland.

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