SIX COVID-19 patients have sadly died at Warrington Hospital – the highest number of deaths in a 24 hour period since the peak of pandemic last April.
The latest figures, on the day the UK reported the highest ever number of new cases at 26,688, have been provided in a daily update from Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Trust – and have not yet appeared on the NHS England database.
The last time six COVID-19 patients died was on April 13, and the highest number to die was seven, a week earlier on April 6.
A total of 23 patients have now died at the hospital in the month of October.
Meanwhile, 134 (157) new cases mean the total of confirmed cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic is now 4,624 (4,490) – 2,201.8 per 100,000 population.
The seven day average as of October 14 was 104.4 (98.9).
According to the latest data from Public Health England there have been 176 (175) deaths in Warrington, 83.8 per 100,000 population.
Latest figures from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Wednesday 21st October 2020 – Tuesday’s figures in brackets.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 115 (116) – Of which 15 (16) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 28,964 (28,625)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 1,795 (1,769)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 533 (525)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 166 (160)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths was 191 (241), taking the total number of deaths to 44,158 (43,967).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 26.688 (21,331), taking the total number to 762,542 (762,542).
Across the country, there are 6,479 (5,608) patients currently in hospital and 629 (592) 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