Number of positive coronavirus tests increases in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire



An additional 11 coronavirus cases in Staffordshire and five in Stoke-on-Trent have been announced overnight.

According to latest figures from the Department of Health and Social Care there have now been 4,034 people who have tested positive in Staffordshire since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile in Stoke-on-Trent there have now been 1,660 cases of Covid-19 in the city since the daily figures were first announced in March.

But there have been no new deaths at any of the local hospitals and 16 across the entire United Kingdom.

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Nationally there have been another 1,184 cases across the UK making the total number of positive cases 327,798 since March. Of those, 41,449 have died within 28 days of testing positive.

Confirmed coronavirus cases as of August 24:

  • Stoke-on-Trent     1,660   (up five from yesterday)
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme     829   (up six from yesterday)
  • Staffordshire Moorlands     395   (same as yesterday)
  • Stafford Borough     606   (same as yesterday)
  • Cheshire East:   2,355   (up four from yesterday)
  • Staffordshire County (all Staffordshire authorities – including those in the south of the county – excluding Stoke-on-Trent):   4,034   (up 11 from yesterday)

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Deaths with Covid-19 at local hospital trusts:

  • University Hospitals Of North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital):   355
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Harplands Hospital):   6
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Haywood Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Hospital, Cheadle Hospital and more):   12
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Including Leighton Hospital in Crewe):   213
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust (Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital):   146

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