Another four patients who have tested positive for coronavirus have now died at Stoke-on-Trent’s main hospital.
Today’s update means a total of 82 people have lost their lives at the the University Hospital of North Midlands Trust, which runs the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital since the pandemic started.
This is up from 78 yesterday – although it does sometimes take several days for deaths to appear in the statistics.
In another devastating update, the number of confirmed cases in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire has now passed the 1,000 milestone.
In Stoke-on-Trent, there have been an extra 24 cases taking the figure to 181, up from 157 in yesterday’s update.
There have also been 69 new positive cases of Covid-19 in the Staffordshire County Council area, bringing the total to 821 up from 760.
It means, added together there have now been 1,002 cases across the county as a whole.
Over the border in Cheshire East, the number of cases have risen to 316 up from 278.
Five 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 41.
Another four 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 25.
NHS England has announced 823 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 8,937.
Information on when the latest confirmed deaths occurred at hospitals in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire East is not available.
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