Three more people have died with coronavirus at the main hospital trust in North Staffordshire.
The number of patients at Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford County Hospital who have died after testing positive for Covid-19 is now 343 – according to figures released by NHS England on Sunday afternoon.
No more deaths with the virus have been confirmed at surrounding hospital trusts in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (see full list below).
The area that has seen the biggest increase in confirmed cases of the virus is the Staffordshire Moorlands – with nine new cases confirmed in the district according to the daily update from Public Health England.
One new case was confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent – along with another in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Two cases were confirmed in Cheshire East, while no more were confirmed in Stafford Borough (see the full list below).
Data on the number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus is not released by the government – although hundreds of people have been discharged from hospitals in Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas after recovering.
Deaths with Covid-19 at local hospital trusts (as provided by NHS England on Sunday June 28):
- University Hospitals Of North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital): 343 (Up from 340 yesterday)
- North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Harplands Hospital): 6 (No change from yesterday)
- Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust ( Haywood Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Hospital, Cheadle Hospital and more): 11 (No change from yesterday)
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Including Leighton Hospital in Crewe): 210 (No change from yesterday)
- East Cheshire NHS Trust ( Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital): 135 (No change from yesterday)
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Confirmed cases of coronavirus by local area (as provided by Public Health England on Sunday June 28):
(As always the number of unconfirmed cases may be higher)
Deaths with Covid-19 by area of usual residence (as of June 12 according to data released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday June 23, published weekly):
- Stoke-on-Trent: 180
- Newcastle-under-Lyme: 127
- Staffordshire Moorlands: 65
- Stafford Borough: 112
- Cheshire East: 498
A further 18 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,653, NHS England said.
Patients were aged between 43 and 95 years old. One patient, aged 48, had no known underlying health conditions.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said 43,550 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, up by 36 from 43,514 the day before.
The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 54,000.
The DHSC also said in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Sunday, 127,709 tests were carried out or dispatched, with 901 positive results. Overall, a total of 9,195,132 tests have been carried out and 311,151 cases have been confirmed positive.
The figure for the number of people tested has been “temporarily paused to ensure consistent reporting” across all methods of testing.