WITH COVID-19 cases remaining very high in Warrington, with a further 128 cases reported in the latest data from Public Health England and hospital admissions rising steeply, health and council leaders are to stage another public broadcast.
In a broadcast that Council leader Cllr Russ Bowden says “will be probably the most important yet”, the council leaders will be joined by Professor Simon Constable, Chief Executive of Warrington & Halton Hospitals, and Dr Andrew Davies, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Warrington CCG. The broadcast will take place via the council’s website tomorrow, Wednesday at 5pm.
The latest daily figure of 128 (109) new cases means the number of confirmed cases in Warrington since March is now 3,698 (3,570). The seven day average as of October 6 was 103.4 (100.3).
There have now been 168 (166) COVID-related deaths reported by Public Health England in Warrington, 80 per 100,000 population.
With coronavirus case numbers remaining very high in Warrington, including nine new admissions at the town’s hospital in the past 24 hours and following the government’s announcement about the new three-level COVID-19 alert system, health and council leaders are set to deliver their 4th public broadcast.
The panel will include:
·Cllr Russ Bowden, Leader of the Council
·Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, Chief Executive of the council
·Thara Raj, Director of Public Health
·Professor Simon Constable, Chief Executive, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
·Dr Andrew Davies, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Warrington CCG
Nationally, hospital admissions are rising steeply, and Warrington is no different. There has been a large increase of people being admitted into intensive care over the last few weeks in Warrington, with more people becoming extremely unwell because of the virus.
The broadcast on Wednesday will discuss the current picture across the health and social care system in Warrington, what the new three-tier model means for Warrington, and what the current case numbers are in the town.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Russ Bowden said: “The broadcast on Wednesday may be the most important one we’ve done so far.
“The reality for our town is that coronavirus case numbers are providing a stubbornly difficult challenge for us to bring down. We need to follow both the new ‘high risk’ area guidance and regulations, as well as continue to ‘do the right thing’, in order to try and reverse the current trend of continued, high case numbers in our town.
“The reality is that it’s not just case numbers that are rising in Warrington, but also the number of people being admitted to hospital. We will explain in more detail the current situation and how we can all continue to play our part, in tomorrow’s broadcast.”
To follow the broadcast, which will be streamed live via the council’s website, you’ll need a device that can connect to the internet.
Latest figures from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Tuesday 13th October 2020 – Monday’s figures in brackets.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 75 (66) – Of which 13 (11) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 27,027 (26,811)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,619 (1,597)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 486 (483)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 154 (154)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 143 (50), taking the total number of deaths to 43,018 (42,875).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 17,234 (13,972), taking the total number to 634,920 (617,688).
Across the country, there are 4,367 (3,837) patients currently in hospital and 507 (442) 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
For the latest COVID-19 guidance for Warrington visit https://www.warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-latest-guidance