More than 21,000 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire since the start of the pandemic.
A further 137 positive tests were carried out in the city in the latest 24-hour update bringing the total to 5,548.
And another 432 cases of the virus were also reported across the rest of Staffordshire – bringing the overall total there to 16,349.
The new Staffordshire cases included 56 in Newcastle-under-Lyme borough, 48 in the Staffordshire Moorlands and 73 in Stafford Borough.
It means there have now been a total of 21,897 cases in the county – including Stoke-on-Trent.
Six more patients with coronavirus have died at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 441.
Stoke-on-Trent’s top health boss Dr Paul Edmondson Jones said: “These are awful figures. I can’t begin to tell you how serious that is – we have to stop spreading it.”
There were also 111 new cases confirmed across Cheshire East – bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 7,082.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases by area as of November 8:
- Stafford Borough: 2,524 (up 73 from yesterday)
- Staffordshire County (all Staffordshire authorities – including those in the south of the county – excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 16,349 (up 432 from yesterday)
- Cheshire East: 7,082 (up 111 from yesterday)
Deaths with Covid-19 at local hospital trusts as of November 8:
- University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital: 441
- 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: 16
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (including Leighton Hospital in Crewe): 229
- East Cheshire NHS Trust – Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital: 162
The Government said a further 156 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday. This is down on the 162 recorded last Sunday, November 1. The UK total stands at 49,044.
The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 20,572 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.