Another 627 new Covid cases in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire as vaccine rollout continues to accelerate – Stoke-on-Trent Live

Another 627 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in the latest 24-hour period as the UK vaccine rollout continues to accelerate.

The latest figures from Public Health England show 133 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the city, while across the rest of the county there were 494 new cases.

Speaking at the daily Downing Street briefing, health secretary Matt Hancock revealed, as of midnight last night, 4,062,501 people had been vaccinated across the country.

Mr Hancock also announced more than half of those over 80, and more than half of elderly care home residents, had received jabs.

The new cases in Stoke-on-Trent take the city’s total since March last year to 15,579. The latest figure also shows Stoke-on-Trent has a seven-day case rate of 385.8.

Making part of Staffordshire’s total, there were 57 new cases in Newcastle, 28 in the Moorlands and 74 in Stafford borough.

The total number of cases in the county since March 2020 is now at 45,510. Staffordshire’s seven-day case rate is 424.2.

In neighbouring Cheshire East 175 new cases were recorded, taking its total for the pandemic to 16,156.

Here are the confirmed Covid-19 cases by area as of January 18:

  • Stoke-on-Trent: 15,579 (up 133 from yesterday)
  • Newcastle borough: 6,790 (up 57 from yesterday)
  • Staffordshire Moorlands : 4,263 (up 28 from yesterday)
  • Stafford borough: 6,937 (up 74 from yesterday)
  • Staffordshire county (all boroughs/districts – excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 45,510 (up 494 from yesterday)

  • Cheshire East: 16,156 (up 175 from yesterday)

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