Hundreds more people across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

According to the latest government figures, 475 people have received the news they have the virus in Staffordshire alone and 23 people have died in the 24-hour period - all within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

The latest cases have all come in the 24 hours up to 4pm yesterday, January 21.

During the same period, there have been 37,892 new cases across the UK, taking the UK total to 3,543,646 since the pandemic began.

There have also been 1,290 deaths nationally, taking the total to 94,580.

Here is the picture as of today in the districts in our area:

East Staffordshire

A total of 7,225 people in East Staffordshire have now had confirmed cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic - a rise of 86 in the last 24 hours.

There have been four more deaths announced, so the total stands at 302 since the pandemic began. The population of the borough is around 119,754.

A total of 475 new cases were recorded across Staffordshire, including those in East Staffordshire, in the last 24 hours.

That means 46,924 people have tested positive in Staffordshire as a whole since the start of the pandemic.

In total, 23 more people have died in the last day across the county, meaning that a total of 1,796 deaths have been recorded in Staffordshire, all cases were within 28 days of testing positive.

The county's population is approximately 879,560.

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Elsewhere in Staffordshire

In Cannock Chase, the number of new infections was 68, bringing the total number to 5,491 since the pandemic began.

South Staffordshire had recorded 6,802 cases throughout the pandemic, including 89 new cases.

Stafford has recorded 7,122 cases throughout the pandemic. That represents an increase of 44.

Staffordshire Moorlands has recorded a total of 4,367 cases throughout the pandemic. There has been an increase of 34 cases.

South Derbyshire

In South Derbyshire, there have been 78 new cases in 24 hours with the total since the start of the pandemic now standing at 5,487.

There has been one new death in South Derbyshire, with the total number standing at 179. The district's population is around 107,261.

In Derbyshire as a whole, there have been 37,224 cases, 468 of which have been registered in the latest 24-hour period recorded. These figures includes South Derbyshire.

Across the county, where the population is around 802,694, there have been 16 new deaths, meaning 1,324 people have died from the virus since February, last year.

North West Leicestershire

In North West Leicestershire, there have now been 4,285 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 66 new cases in the latest 24-hour period.

A total of 152 people have died within 28 days of testing positive, with two new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

In that time, a total of 33,878 cases have been recorded in Leicestershire as a whole, with 335 new cases. The population is around 706,155.

There have been 16 new deaths in the county recorded, meaning 951 have now died within 28 days of testing positive.

Community testing in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council is asking:

This is for people without symptoms only.

The council said there is currently good availability in all of the eight community testing sites for Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 from 10am to 4pm.

Sites are available at:

Cannock Chase:

Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, WS11 4AL

East Staffordshire:

Hillfield House, Hillfield Lane, Burton-upon-Trent, DE13 0BW

Lichfield:

Lichfield City FC, Brownsfield Road, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 6AY (Good availability Sunday only)

Newcastle-under-Lyme:

Seabridge Centre, Ash Way, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 3UB

South Staffordshire:

Wombourne Library, Church Road, Wombourne, WV5 9EZ

Stafford:

Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford, ST16 3TW

Staffordshire Moorlands:

Biddulph Leisure Centre, Thames Drive, Biddulph, ST8 7HL

Tamworth:

Wilnecote Parish Hall, 40 Watling St, Two Gates, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5AD

Slots are available to book now at the community testing sites page.