MORE than 2,000 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Warrington, including 52 in the latest daily update from Public Health England.
There were 226 positive cases reported during the week Sep 13-19. The total number of people who have sadly died at Warrington & Halton Hospitals remains at 141.
The latest figures come as the UK recorded its highest daily figure in since May 7.
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a range of new restrictions to help slow the spread of the virus, including pubs and restaurants closing at 10pm, which already has come into force in Warrington as part of a local lockdown.
Face masks are also becoming compulsory for bar staff, shop workers, waiters and taxi drivers with fines of £200, including customers when not seated at a table.
He said the UK had reached a “perilous turning point” in its fight against COVID-19 and needed to act now to avoid “graver consequences later on.”
He also warned the measures could be in place for as long as six months declaring “For the time being, the virus is a fact of our lives.”
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington since March is now 2002 (1,950) 953.3 (928.5) per 100,000 population. The total number of confirmed deaths remains 155, the most recent being at Warrington Hospital on Saturday.
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 37 (11), taking the total number of deaths to 41,825(41,788).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 4,926 (4,368), taking the total number to 403,551 (398,625).
Across the country, there are 1,319 (1,081) patients currently in hospital and 181 (138) patients in ventilator beds.
*Yesterday’s figures in brackets
To find out more about COVID-19 testing, and to book a test if you have symptoms, visit warrington.gov.uk/get-tested-coronavirus
For the latest COVID19 guidance for Warrington visit https://www.warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-latest-guidance