ONE more patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 with four new cases confirmed in the latest daily figures, as the UK recorded its lowest coronavirus fatality figure since lockdown began.
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths at the hospital now totals 113, 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 188.
The total number of confirmed cases in the town now stands at 722, an increase of four 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 160, the lowest coronavirus fatality figure since lockdown began, taking the total number of deaths to 34,796.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 2,684 taking the total number to 246,406.
Meanwhile loss of taste and smell have now been added to the offical list of symptoms for cOVID-19.
Mecically known as anosmia, the symptoms have been added to continuous cough and fever.
The symptoms of loss of taste and smell have been reported in many patients for several weeks.