The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus at local hospitals has risen.
The latest government figures show 60 people have now died after testing positive for COVID-19 at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust – which operates Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford.
Across the border in Cheshire there have been a total of 26 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 12 deaths.
A total of 6,159 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Monday, the Department of Health said, up by 786 from 5,373 the day before.
A total of 12 NHS trusts in England have announced at least 100 deaths so far, according to figures from NHS England.
As of 5pm on April 6, the totals for those hospitals are:
– University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust: 263
– London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust: 183
– King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 163
– Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust: 151
– Barts Health NHS Trust: 138
– St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 120
– Croydon Health Services NHS Trust: 118
– The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust: 114
– Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: 112
– Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust: 106
– Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust: 102
– Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust: 100
The Department of Health said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, 213,181 people have been tested of which 55,242 tested positive.
Overall, 266,694 tests have been concluded, with 14,006 tests carried out on Monday.
The daily figure for the number of people tested on Monday excludes data from Manchester and Leeds because of a “data processing delay”, while the overall tests figure excludes Northern Ireland, the Department of Health added.
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