AS the Uk recorded the highest daily total since May 1, COVID-19 infection rates in Warrington are higher than at any time during the pandemic with another 70 confirmed cases in the latest daily updates from Public Health England.
At the peak of the pandemic in April Warrington’s infection rate peaked at an average of 31.7 over a seven day period – as of September 16 it reached 34.6.
However, cases may have appeared lower at the start of the crisis as testing has increased.
The increased infections during the past few weeks are now being reflected in increasing admissions at Warrington & Halton Hospitals.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington since March is now 2072 (2,002) 986.6 (953.8) per 100,000 population. The total number of confirmed deaths remains 155, the most recent being at Warrington Hospital last Saturday.
The latest available figures from Warrington Hospital released today (Wednesday) showed a jump in in-patient numbers from 15-25 in the past six days, including three (2) in intensive care.
COVID-19 current Trust status (Sept 23)
Covid-19 positive inpatients 25 – Of which 3 are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 22,777
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,332
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 423
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 141
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 37 (37), taking the total number of deaths to 41,862(41,825).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 6,178 (4,926), taking the total number to 409,729 (403,551).
Across the country, there are 1,469 (1,319) patients currently in hospital and 211 (181) 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