Almost 60 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Staffordshire – according to figures released by Public Health England this afternoon (Friday April 10).
There have been 59 new positive cases of Covid-19 in the Staffordshire County Council area, which includes all of the county apart from Stoke-on-Trent – bringing the total from 701 to 760.
Birmingham still has the highest number of confirmed cases of any single local authority area in England – with 1,604 – while Staffordshire still has the second highest number of any local authority in the Midlands.
The county also has 15th highest number of cases of any local authority in England – between Lambeth (794) and Liverpool (702).
There are now 157 confirmed cases in Stoke-on-Trent and 278 in neighbouring Cheshire East.
In other surrounding areas there are 603 confirmed cases in Derbyshire (excluding the 313 in the Derby local authority area which like Stoke-on-Trent are counted separately), 388 in Wolverhampton and 205 in Shropshire.
As with all numbers regarding confirmed Covid-19 cases due to limited testing the actual number of overall cases will be far higher.
A total of 78 patients have died at the University Hospital of North Midlands Trust – which consists of Stoke-on-Trent’s Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital – after being confirmed to have Covid-19 since the pandemic started.
This is up from the 71 cases confirmed in Thursday’s update – although it does sometimes take several days for deaths to appear in the statistics.
Two more deaths have also been confirmed at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, bringing the total there up to 36.
Another five deaths were confirmed at East Cheshire NHS Trust – which consists of Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital, bringing the number there up to 21.
There have now been 70,272 confirmed cases across the country and 8,958 deaths across the UK.
The UK government does not currently release figures for how many people have recovered from coronavirus following hospital treatment.
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