National & Staffordshire Situation: Covid-19
- Nationally there have now been 17,689,885 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported, a rate per 100,000 people of 26,370.80 .
- 84,053 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported on 4 February 2022.
- Between 29 January 2022 and 4 February 2022, 614,720 people had a confirmed positive test result. This shows a decrease of -2.4% compared to the previous 7 days.
- The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Staffordshire as at 1600hrs 4 February 2022 was 241,383, a rate per 100,000 people of 27,331.40.
- The 7-day rate of Covid-19 cases across Staffordshire as of 31 January 2022 was 966.4 per 100,000 people
- This is below the regional rate of 998.2 and the England rate of 1,007.60 cases per 100,000 people.
- Sadly, there were 254 deaths  within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 4 February 2022.
- Between 29 January 2022 and 4 February 2022, there have been 1,766 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows a decrease of -3.4% compared to the previous 7 days.
- As of 4 February 2022, 2,766 people have now sadly died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test across the county.
|National, Regional and Staffordshire Situation: Covid19|
|Covid-19 – Deaths within 28 Days of Positive Test & Positive Cases 7-Day Rates per 100,000 population|
|= At/above Reg. Rate||4 February 2022||25 to 31/01/2022||New definitions in place see footnotes below|
|= Near to Regional Rate||Deaths within 28 days||Rate per,100,000|
|U.K.||157,984||235.5||661,397*||986*||*= DHSC data 24/01/2022 to 30/01/2022|
|The latest figures for Staffordshire, including a district breakdown are available here|
Updated Government Guidance and Information: Covid-19
- Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread: Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- DHSC – Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions and what makes a good one – GOV.UK [Last updated 27 January 2022]
- DHSC – Visiting arrangements in care homes – GOV.UK Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents. [Last updated 2 February 2022]
- DHSC – Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care – GOV.UK Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. [Last updated 31 January 2022]
The National Vaccination Programme
- People can check local availability and book an appointment on the NHS national book system or by contacting 119.
- For more information please see: How to get a vaccine, where and travelling – Together We’re Better (twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk)
COVID-19 Community Testing Information
People without symptoms only
- Guidance on when to take an LFD test and a PCR test can be found on our website.
People with symptoms
|People should book an appointment at one of the national testing sites only. This can be done at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by phoning 119. They should not attend community testing centres to take a lateral flow test.|
Planned Mobile Testing Unit [MTU] Rota 5 – 11 February 2022
Please note the change in locations for MTU 1
|MTU 1||MTU 2||MTU 3|
|Saturday||5||February||JCB World HQ ST14 5JP||JCB Tunstall – Genesis Centre ST6 4PY||JCB – Cheadle ST10 2JU|
|Sunday||6||February||JCB World HQ ST14 5JP||JCB Tunstall – Genesis Centre ST6 4PY||JCB – Cheadle ST10 2JU|
|Monday||7||February||Shobnal Leisure Burton on Trent DE14 2BB||Lichfield WS13 6QG||Leek Britannia HQ (Newton House) ST13 5RL|
|Tuesday||8||February||Shobnal Leisure Burton on Trent DE14 2BB||Lichfield WS13 6QG||Leek Britannia HQ (Newton House) ST13 5RL|
|Wednesday||9||February||Shobnal Leisure Burton on Trent DE14 2BB||Codsall WV8 1PX||Leek Britannia HQ (Newton House) ST13 5RL|
|Thursday||10||February||Shobnal Leisure Burton on Trent DE14 2BB||Codsall WV8 1PX||Tamworth- Sir Robert Peel B78 3NG|
|Friday||11||February||Shobnal Leisure Burton on Trent DE14 2BB||Codsall WV8 1PX||Tamworth- Sir Robert Peel B78 3NG|
|N.B. Unless otherwise advertised MTUs are open from 0900 – 1500hrs|
 31 January 2022 — Cases definition now includes multiple infection episodes
 1 February 2022 — Deaths definition in England updated to align with revised cases definition