WARRINGTON Hospital has reported its first COVID-19 related death in three weeks as the number of new cases in the town continues to rise, with another 38 confirmed lab cases.
The latest death reported by Warrington & Halton Hospitals was on Monday (Sept 14), the first COVID-19 related death since August 24, taking the total number of hospital deaths to 140.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington now totals 1,781, with 341 cases in the past two weeks at a rate of 162.7. There have been 38 new people with lab-confirmed positive tests reported today.
The death comes amid a spike in cases in Warrington, which has seen the local council urge residents not to visit other households to avoid a local lockdown, following on from the Government’s “rule of six” which started on Monday.
Tomorrow the council leaders are holding a live broadcast explaining the council’s current approach to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told a “super committee” of MPs that the impact of any second national lockdown would be “disastrous.”
He said: “I don’t want a second national lockdown. I think it would be completely wrong for the country. We are going to do everything in our power to prevent it.
“Can we afford it? I very much doubt that the financial consequences would be anything but disastrous.”
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 20, taking the total number of deaths to 41,684.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 3,991, taking the total number to 378,219.
Across the country, there are 901 patients currently in hospital and 115 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