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COVID-19 positive cases top 4,000 in Warrington as 129 new cases confirmed

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AS COVID Community Support Officers took to the streets of Warrington for the first time and council leaders urged people not to visit neighbouring areas, another 129 cases have been reported in the latest figures from Public Health England.

This means more than 4,000 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the Warrington area since the start of the pandemic along with 172 deaths, 81.9 per 100,000 population.
The latest daily figure from Public Health England of 129 is almost double yesterday’s 65, taking the number of confirmed cases in Warrington since March to 4,110 (3,981) 1,957 per 100,000 population. The seven day average as of October 10 was 102.4 (104.7).

Latest figures from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Friday 16th October 2020 – Thursday’s figures in brackets.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 89 (82) – Of which 11 (12) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 27,837 (27,659)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,690 (1,671)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 505 (501)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 158 (157)

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 150 (136), taking the total number of deaths to 43,579 (43,429).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 16,171 (15,650), taking the total number to 705,428 (673,622).
Across the country, there are 5,608 (5,311) patients currently in hospital and 592 (580) 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

Residents advised to avoid unnecessary travel to neighbouring areas

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