THE Staffordshire Moorlands saw a spike in the number of lab-confirmed Cov-19 (coronavirus) cases towards the end of last month.
The district - population around 98,000 - is 10th on a list of UK areas ranked behind the city of Leicester, which had the highest number of new lab-confirmed cases.
Public Health England has revealed cases in the Moorlands rose to eight between June 13 and 19 and to 13 between June 20 and 26.
Before then Moorlands was seeing no more than two cases a day over a three week period.
Overall there have been just 254 cases across Leek, Biddulph, Cheadle and the surrounding villages which is considered comparatively low.