The spread of the Coronavirus in Stoke-on-Trent is showing the first signs of ‘stabilization’ as families are urged to get tested.
The city has it Covid-19 The incidence rate was 419.7 cases per 100,000 population in the seven days through November 9.
This has remained relatively stable since ceramics were placed in Level 2 restrictions followed by a national lockdown.
Cases are spread across the six townships, but the 20 neighborhoods used to compile the national census now have more than 400 infections per 100,000 residents.
“We may be starting to see a stabilization,” said Dr. Paul Edmondson Jones, chief health officer at Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Abbie Brown urges anyone who is ill to get tested, even if he doesn’t have “classic” symptoms.
“We are starting to see a slowdown in the increase, but unfortunately we are still seeing an increase,” she said.
“Where the city ends up when we get out of lockdown is really important and we are keen to try to reduce levels within the city so that, when that time comes, it is at least the same or hopefully less than it was before.
“If you’re showing even the slightest symptoms, get a test. There is a lot of capacity. There are a lot of capabilities. Some people who tested positive told us that they waited to be tested because they did not show classic symptoms of Covid, but felt unwell. We need these people to be tested early.”
“It is very important while waiting for the test results, you must isolate yourself. This includes anyone you live with and anyone in your support bubble. Please remember that this means not visiting your loved ones, no matter how difficult it is – this is the right thing to do.”
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Here is a breakdown of the hotspots by region for the seven days through November 6
1: Tunstall – 584.3 per 100,000 with 45 cases over a period of seven days
2: Cobridge and Central Forest Park 541.6 per 100,000 with 38 cases over a period of seven days
3: Longton West and Sandford Hill 572.2 with 36 cases over a period of seven days
4: Longton East – 537.3 per 100,000 with 38 cases over a period of seven days
5: Townsend and Eaton Park 529.8 per 100,000 with 45 cases over a period of seven days
6: Meir Park 511.5 per 100,000 26 cases over a period of seven days
7: Trentam East – 503.1 per 100,000 with 27 cases over a period of seven days
8: Holybush and Blurton North – 498.7 per 100,000 with 30 cases over a period of seven days
9: Basford and Harchel – 497.6 per 100,000 with 46 cases over a period of seven days
10: Northwood – 496.8 per 100,000 with 36 cases over a period of seven days
11: Fenton – 491.2 per 100,000 with 40 cases over a period of seven days
12: Weston Queenie 485.1 per 100,000 with 29 cases over a period of seven days
13: Dresden – 473.5 per 100,000 with 27 cases over a period of seven days
14: Longport and Porcelain Park – 466.4 per 100,000 with 44 cases over a period of seven days
15: Norton – 451.6 per 100,000 with 37 cases over a period of seven days
16: Meir South and Whitewood 450.8 per 100,000 with 38 cases over a period of seven days
17: Hanley and Etruria – 436.9 per 100,000 with 37 cases over a period of seven days
18: We are blessed – 432.6 per 100,000, 21 cases over a period of seven days
19: Smolthorne and Sneed GrayN – 424.8 per 100,000 with 35 cases over seven days
20: Bothin and Bankhool – 401.9 per 100,000 with 38 cases over a period of seven days