TWELVE new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Warrington and one more person has sadly died according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
The latest figures cover a 48 hour period after the Government’s website was unable to update yesterday due to “technical problems.”
The latest increases come on the back of Warrington & Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust showing inpatient numbers have increased to five, from one at the end of July.
A total of 1,382 Warrington residents have now tested positive, an increase of 12 since Monday – and 37 over a six day period.
Seven of the cases are known to have been in two local care homes.
Earlier this week Warrington Boroughg Council urged people not to be complacent following the recent rise in cases.
Reporting data on deaths, which stand at 180 for Warrington, can be problematic and difficult because there are different sources that this information is pulled from and it’s not accurate to sum hospital deaths with care home deaths, for example, as deaths occurring in the hospital may not necessarily relate to a Warrington resident.
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 77, taking the total number of deaths to 46,706.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 1,009 taking the total number to 313,798.
The total number of people tested in the UK is now 13,618,470 with 1,001 patients currently in hospital and 70 patients in ventilator beds.
For the latest COVID-19 information visit https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/