WHILE Coronavirus cases have risen in 36 English local authority areas, sparking fears of more local lockdowns, the number of new cases in Warrington continue to fall.
Although two patients have sadly died at Warrington Hospital in the past week, the number of COVID-19 inpatients being treated is just six, with one in the Intensive Care Unit.
While infection rates have increased in 36 Local Authority areas across England, including Leicester, where there has been a localised lockdown, the latest available infection rates for Warrington are continuing to fall.
The Weekly rate of positive cases identified by *pillar 1 and 2 testing between 15-21 June and 22-28 June show Warrington rate of infection per 100,000 people has fallen from 9.07 to 5.73 a fall of -3.3.
This compares to Leicester where the figures have increased from 140.2 to 141.32 an increase of 1.1.
Knowsley and Bolton have experienced some of the biggest increases in the rate per 100,000 people. In Knowsley, Merseyside, the rate of infection has gone up from 6 people per 100,000 to 20/100,000.
To date (last week’s figures in brackets) Warrington Hospital has tested 9,230 (8,334) inpatients/community of which 1,175 (1,164) have tested positive, an increase of eleven new cases in a week.
They are currently caring for 6 (9) in-patients who have tested positive for Covid-19
There is 1 (1) Covid-19 positive patient in ICU
They have successfully discharged 367 (358) patients and sadly 132 (130) have died.
Daily average number patients through A&E is 213 (205) and for Runcorn Urgent Care Centre is 48 (54).
Meanwhile 50 Babies have born this week (including home and hospital) which compares with 49 in the same week last year.
*The daily UK figures provided by the Government had still not been updated as of 7.45pm
*Pillar 1: swab testing in Public Health England (PHE) labs and NHS hospitals for those with a clinical need and health and care workers
Pillar 2: swab testing for the wider population, as set out in government guidance
As of 9.45pm Thursday June 2.
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 89, taking the total number of deaths to 43,995.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 576 taking the total number to *283,757.
*The methodology for reporting positive cases changed on 2 July 2020 to remove duplicates within and across pillars 1 and 2, to ensure that a person who tests positive is only counted once. Due to this change, and a revision of historical data in pillar 1, the cumulative total for positive cases is 30,302 lower than if you added the daily figure to yesterday’s total.
As a result of the new reporting the number of confirmed cases for Warrington stands at 1,308 624.2/1000,000 population.