AS the UK recorded the highest ever daily number of new COVID-19 cases there were 59 cases reported in Warrington, with Penketh and Lymm showing the largest number of infections in the latest updates from Public Health England.
Although the 6,634 new cases across the country is a new record, far fewer people were being tested in May, when health experts suggested the peak of the first wave was likely to have been in excess of 100,000 a day. Even now it is suggested only a around a third of cases are being picked up by the testing system. Research by the Imperial College in London, suggests two thirds of cases may be asymptomatic, meaning the true number of infections could be 18,000 a day.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington since March is now 2131 (2,072) 1,014.7 (986.6) per 100,000 population. The seven day average as of Sept 17 was 38.4. 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 (Sept 24).
Previous days figures in brackets.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 22 (25) – Of which 4 (3) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 22,982 (22,777)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,338 (1,332)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 425
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 141 (141)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 40 (37), taking the total number of deaths to 41,902 (41,862) – the last time it was higher than 40 was July 14.
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 6,634 (6,178), taking the total number to 409,729 (403,551).
Across the country, there are 1,542 (1,469) patients currently in hospital and 228 (211) 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
Warrington figures from Public Health England for the 7 day period ending Sunday 20th September were:
Culcheth West & Croft 6
Culcheth East & Hollins Green 4
Winwick & Burtonwood 4
Locking Stumps 6
Oakwood & Gorse Covert 4
Houghton Green & Fearnhead 11
Kingswood & Whittle Hall 18
Callands & Old Hall 6
Padgate & Paddington 15
Bewsey & Dallam 7
Great Sankey 3
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges 14
Fairfield & Howley 10
Central Warrington 9
Penketh & Cuerdley 26
Stockton Heath & Hillcliffe 8
Appleton Thorn, Stretton & Walton 11