THE total number of patients who have now died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 has risen to 112, with six new cases testing positive in the latest daily figures.
Three more patients have sadly died at the hospital while at least 75 people have died in local care homes after testing positive for COVID-19, up to the week ending May 8, taking the town’s death toll to at least 187.
The total number of confirmed cases in the town now stands at 718, an increase of six from yesterday.
As of noon Thursday, the hospital had discharged a total of 247 patients.
Across the UK the Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 170 taking the total number to 34,636.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 3,142 taking the total number to 243,303.
Meanwhile at the Government’s daily briefing business secretary Alok Sharma said plans are in place to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to 30 million people by September, if trials are successful.
But while pointing out the government had now committed a quarter of a billion pounds towards developing a vaccine, there was no guarantee one would ever be found.
It was important to look at other drug treatments, with six already involved in clinical trials, which could be extended if results were positive.