ONE more patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, the second death in less than a week, as Warrington prepares to go into a local lockdown
Meanwhile, a further 34 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 following a Labortarory test, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Warrington to 1,950. The total of people who have sadly died at Warrington & Halton Hospitals is now 141.
The latest figures, which included one patient dying at the hospital on Saturday (Sept 19) come as Warrington prepares to go into a “local lockdown” following the recent spike in cases.
Meanwhile with many people being confused with the ever-changing rules and restrictions, warrington-worldwide caught up with Warrington South MP Andy Carter to discuss concerns.
Since the interview earlier today Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Grandparents and others, who provide informal childcare would be exempt from local lockdown rules for the purposes of providing care.
He acknowledged the “concerns” about the impact of local lockdowns on childcare arrangements. The exemption covers those provide care for children under the age of 14. or vulnerable adults, where it is necessary for caring purposes.
Meanwhile to see the full interview with Andy Carter see the video below.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington is now 1,950 (928.5). The total number of confirmed deaths remains 155, the most recent being at Warrington Hospital last Monday, which was the first in three weeks.
The latest available figures from Warrington Hospital released last Thursday showed a jump in in-patient numbers from 3-15 in seven days, including two in intensive care.
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 11, taking the total number of deaths to 41,788.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 4,368, taking the total number to 398,625.
Across the country, there are 1,081 patients currently in hospital and 138 patients in ventilator beds.