THE increasing COVID-19 infection rate in Warrington is being reflected at Warrington Hospital where in-patient numbers have jumped from 3-15 in the space of a week, with two in intensive care.
This follows sad reports earlier this week of one additional COVID-19 related death at the hospital.
Covid-19 update at noon on 17th September 2020 (previous week’s figures in brackets)
·The hospital is currently caring for 15 (3) in-patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, of which there are 2 (0) Covid-19 positive patients in ICU
·They have discharged 413 (406) patients and sadly 140 (139) have died
·To date we have tested 21,434 (19,938 ) inpatients/community of which 1,277 (1,227) have tested positive.
·There have been 1,618 (1,619) Emergency Dept. attendances in the last 7 days – 231 ave daily attendance
·There have been 479 (443) Urgent Care Centre attendances in the last 7 days – 69 ave daily attendance
·There have been 52 (50) babies born in the last week
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington now totals 1,819 (866.1). There have been another 38 new people with lab-confirmed positive tests reported today.
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 21, taking the total number of deaths to 41,705.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 3,395, taking the total number to 381,614.
Across the country, there are 988 patients currently in hospital and 124 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