THE number of cases of COVID-19 reported in Warrington is continuing to rise with the latest data showing over 150 new cases in a seven day period – with the speed of transmission across the UK above critical level.
The latest data for the week September 1-8 from Public Health England comes as a ban on social gathering of more than six people, indoors or out, becomes law on Monday.
According to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the latest R rate across the UK is between 1.0-1.2.
Medical Director of Public Health England Yvonne Doyle says the latest daily figures for the UK of 3,539, the highest for four months, while mainly younger people, include worrying signs of infections occurring in the elderly, who are at a far higher risk of becoming seriously ill.
“Most of these cases are people tested in the community.”
Meanwhile, the latest data for Warrington about small areas released yesterday (Thursday) by Public Health England show the approximate location of 94 cases confirmed between 31 August and 06 September.
Areas not listed could have up to two cases with no data being released.
The total number of new cases confirmed in Warrington during the same period was 116.
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges 13
Central Warrington 9
Culcheth West & Croft 7
Houghton Green & Fearnhead 7
Fairfield & Howley 7
Callands & Old Hall 5
Great Sankey 5
Penketh & Cuerdley 4
Appleton Thorn, Stretton & Walton 4
Bewsey & Dallam 3
Kingswood & Whittle Hall 3
Meanwhile, the latest data for Warrington shows there have now been a total of 1,612 cases (767.6) per 100,000 population, with 152 new cases for the Week Sept 1 to September 8.
This included three consecutive days of more than 30 cases from September 5-8th.
There have been 154 confirmed deaths involving Warrington residents since the figures were revised.
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 6, taking the total number of deaths to 41,614.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 3,539, taking the total number to 358,138.
There are 863 patients currently in hospital and 78 patients in ventilator beds.
To find out more about COVID-19 testing, and to book a test if you have symptoms, visit warrington.gov.uk/get-tested-coronavirus