Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases in Staffordshire



The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Staffordshire has risen again – according to figures released by Public Health England today (Sunday April 5).

There are now a total of 534 coronavirus cases confirmed in the Staffordshire County Council area – which is all of Staffordshire apart from Stoke-on-Trent – although due to limited testing the overall figure will be far higher.

This is an increase from the 470 in Saturday’s update.

Staffordshire – excluding Stoke-on-Trent – has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the Midlands after Birmingham (1,246) and 15th highest in England.

In Stoke-on-Trent there are now 106 confirmed cases, up from 80 in yesterday’s update.

Across the border in Cheshire East – including towns such as Congleton and Macclesfield – there are now 171 confirmed cases.

In other neighbouring counties there are 452 confirmed cases in Derbyshire (excluding Derby) and 143 in Shropshire.

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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