There are now a total of 550 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire – figures released this afternoon show.
Numbers published by Public Health England today – Saturday April 4 -show there are now 80 confirmed coronavirus cases in Stoke-on-Trent and another 470 in the rest of Staffordshire.
Across the border in Cheshire East there are now 144 cases in that area.
Due to cases resulting in hospitalisation generally being the only ones being tested the actual figures will be far higher.
Staffordshire (excluding Stoke-on-Trent which is counted separately) currently has the 15th overall highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any local authority in England – and the second highest in the Midlands after Birmingham.
Although London’s various boroughs combined have more cases, Birmingham currently has the highest number of confirmed cases for any single English local authority area – with 1,138.
There are now 41,903 confirmed cases across the UK – including 34,707 in England.
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