More than 40 cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Staffordshire in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures.

There have now been a total of 4,791 confirmed cases as of today (September 22).

The data shows the country-wide total number of cases has increased by 4,926 in the last 24 hours, rising to 403,551.

There were 37 UK recorded deaths from people who have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 28 days.

The UK-wide death toll now stands at .

Boris Johnson blamed the spread of Covid-19 on a “minority of people” who did not follow the rules.

The Prime Minister told MPs: “Testing alone cannot fix this problem. There’s a hiatus in the logic of the attacks that are sometimes mounted.

“The problem we have in the spread of this virus is that, alas, a minority of people have not been following the guidance in the way they might have done and what we’re trying to do now is get everybody to focus on those rules, on that guidance, to enforce it strictly and to get the R down.”

Breakdown of cases per Staffordshire district and borough:

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Staffordshire: