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Council leader urges residents to follow COVID-19 restrictions as cases and deaths escalate

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THREE more COVID-19 patients have sadly died at Warrington Hospital while 130 new cases have been confirmed in the town as council leader Russ Bowden urged residents to “follow the new restrictions” and “play our part to try and address the high case numbers in our town.”

With case numbers continuing to rise and deaths escalating Cllr Bowden said: “The increase in case numbers continues to be a concern to us all in Warrington. The town is currently in the local COVID alert level of “high” – tier 2 – and we want to do all we can to avoid this position escalating.
“It’s important to follow the new restrictions and guidance for Warrington in line with the ‘high’ risk area rules, so that we can all play our part to try and address the high case numbers in our town. This includes following the basics, which is still essential – we need to be focused on continuing to keep our distance from other people, maintaining excellent hand hygiene and wearing a cloth face-covering where appropriate. And if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, book a test and self-isolate as soon as possible.
“We have not discussed with government the prospect of Warrington being placed in the ‘very high’ risk category. We at this point are still focused on trying to address the current levels of cases in our town and are not considering any proposals to escalate Warrington’s current alert level.”
Meanwhile, the latest daily figure from Public Health England of 130 (88) new cases means the number of confirmed cases in Warrington since March is now 3,916 (3,786). The seven day average as of October 9 was 104.1 (101.3).
There have now been 172 (170) COVID-related deaths reported by Public Health England in Warrington, 81.9 per 100,000 population.
Latest figures from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Thursday 15th October 2020 – Wednesday’s figures in brackets.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 82 (80) – Of which 12 (12) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 27,659 (27,379)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,671 (1,644)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 501 (495)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 157 (154)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 138 (137), taking the total number of deaths to 43,293 (43,155).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 18,980 (19,724), taking the total number to 673,622 (654,644).
Across the country, there are 4,941 (4,650) patients currently in hospital and 563 (516) 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

Council to step up COVID-19 enforcement following “astronomical” rise in new cases

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