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One more COVID-19 related death at Warrington Hospital as mobile testing unit returns to town

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ONE more patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the hospital’s death toll to 119.

At least 94 people have also sadly died in local care homes, taking the town’s death toll to at least 213.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of Warrington residents reported at the hospital now stands at 765 – a rate of 365.1 per 100,000 population.
As of Thursday (May 28), Warrington Hospital had tested 5,110 (last week 4,422) inpatients/community of which 1,050 tested positive (1,008 last week). (Not all those tested are from Warrington).
They have discharged 292 patients (273).
The hospital was caring for 48 Covid-19 positive inpatients (last week 57) 5 of whom are in ICU (last week 6).
Across the UK the Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 215 taking the total number of deaths to 38,376
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 2,445 taking the total number to 272,826.

Meanwhile a mobile COVID-19 testing facility will return to Warrington tomorrow, Sunday (May 31) until Tuesday (June 2) when anyone over the age of five who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus can apply online to get tested.
The mobile testing unit will operate by appointment only. Anyone who attempts to turn up at the testing facility without an appointment will be turned away. This is a drive through, self-testing centre and people will need to drive in their own vehicle, or in a vehicle driven by a someone in their household.
Those showing symptoms of coronavirus – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of normal taste or small – can ask for a test through the NHS website. Essential workers, and members of their household, can apply for priority testing through the NHS website CLICK HERE .

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