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Nine more COVID-19 hospital deaths as inpatient numbers reach new high

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NINE more COVID-19 related deaths have sadly been reported at Warrington & Halton Hospitals since Friday while inpatient numbers have reached a new high, including a significant increase in Warrington residents.

Alongside the nine deaths since Friday, the total number of inpatients is now 187, including 115 from Warrington, which has increased from 76 last week. The previous highest number of inpatients was 179 on November 6.
Meanwhile, 178 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Warrington in the latest daily update from Public Health England – which has resulted in the first downward trend since the latest lockdown came into force, although reporting figures can be lower after a weekend.
More than 2.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given to almost 2.3 million people according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock in a Downing Street press conference while an NHS boss warned the jab is “not a free pass” to ignore national guidance.
Mr Hancock told the news conference that the government was on track to achieve its pledge of vaccinating the top four vaccine priority groups by the middle of February, a total of 15 million Britons.
Meanwhile, The 178 (311) new cases take the total reported in Warrington, since the start of the pandemic, to 12,841 (12,663).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days, previous days/updates in brackets, are 1,613 (1,663) – 768 (791.9) per 100,000 population – showing the first downward trend in infection rates over a seven day period, since the latest lockdown.

*Latest figures available from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Monday January 11 2021 – Friday’s figures in brackets. *Figures are not updated at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Covid-19 positive inpatients 187 (152) of which 115 (76) are Warrington residents – of which 25 (25) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 51,380 (50,601)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 3,808 (3,686)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 1187 (1160)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 338 (329)
*Hospital deaths include residents from Warrington and Halton. Total deaths of Warrington residents can be seen below.
*The highest number COVID-19 positive inpatients during the first wave was on 12th April with 124 patients of which 18 were in ICU.

The total number of deaths in Warrington within 28 days of a positive test reported by Public Health England is currently 331 (328) 157.6 per 100,000 population.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England is 375 (375).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Monday, January 11 was 529 (563), taking the total number of deaths to 81,960 (81,431).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 46,169 (54,940), taking the total number to 3,118,518 (3,072,349).
Across the country, there are 32,294 (32,294) patients currently in hospital and 3,098 (3,098) patients in ventilator beds.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: (1,296,432) and second dose (21,313).
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
UK Summary
The latest R number is estimated at 1 to 1.4 with a daily infection growth rate range of 0% to +6% as of 8 January 2021
* Jan 11 Owing to issues with Public Health Scotland Open Data API service, deaths by date of death for Scotland are missing, and the UK totals therefore exclude Scotland.

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