WHILE many areas of Warrington have continued to see numbers of new COVID-19 cases declining, resulting in the town being placed in Tier 2, several areas have seen increases, most notably Culcheth East & Hollins Green.
The latest figures published today by Public Health England for local area positive covid-19 tests for the week ending 21 November saw overall numbers from the previous seven day period fall from 600 to 410. But in Culcheth East and Collins Green numbers increased from 32-40, while in Winwick and Burtonwood numbers increased from 10 to 16.
Commenting after the announcement Warrington was to be in Tier 2, Warrington Borough Council leader, Cllr Russ Bowden said: “It’s good news for Warrington that we will now be able to move into the recovery phase under tier 2 restrictions from 2 December. It’s down to the huge effort from residents and communities which have helped us make real strides in bringing our case numbers down.
“In October, we made a tough decision, before the national restrictions were announced, to move into tier 3. It was the right thing to do to engage with the government as it gave us a head start in bringing the infection rate under control.
“Acting early has put us in a stronger position and without doing so we wouldn’t be in a position to move into tier 2 from next week.
“I would like to thank the people of Warrington once again for their commitment and effort over recent weeks and months to address the situation, which has helped us to protect communities, business and jobs. There is still more work to do and we must remain disciplined, however, today’s announcement is good news and really important for residents and businesses as we head into the festive period.”
Data week ending November 21 (previous week in brackets)
Culcheth West & Croft 18 (26)
Culcheth East & Hollins Green 40 (32)
Winwick & Burtonwood 16 (10)
Locking Stumps 9 (22)
Oakwood & Gorse Covert 13 (9)
Hulme 20 (23)
Houghton Green & Fearnhead 9 (31)
Blackbrook 17 (30)
Kingswood & Whittle Hall 27 (28)
Callands & Old Hall 15 (38)
Orford 27 (26)
Padgate & Paddington 27 (34)
Bewsey & Dallam 19 (20)
Woolston 8 (24)
Great Sankey 13 (15)
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges 20 (31)
Fairfield & Howley 10 (30)
Central Warrington 22 (29)
Penketh & Cuerdley 15 (32)
Latchford 23 (22)
Lymm 10 (27)
Grappenhall 4 (11)
Stockton Heath & Hillcliffe 13 (24)
Appleton Thorn, Stretton & Walton 4 (13)
Appleton 11 (13)
Total 410 (600)