JUST five areas of Warrington have seen increases in new COVID-19 cases in the latest data from Public Health England showing the town’s hot spots, while two areas have had less than three new cases.
Public Health England’s case numbers for small areas published today show positive tests for the seven days ending the 20th Feb. The numbers in parentheses are the equivalent numbers of cases for the previous week ending 13th Feb.
This week Appleton and Locking Stumps show zero cases but this is caused by the policy of not showing small numbers of cases of three or less. In total Appleton and Locking Stumps had three cases on the 20th February.
The five areas of town which have shown relatively small increases are Houghton Green & Fearnhead, Orford, Bewsey & Dallam, Great Sankey and Central Warrington. But the overall picture is a continuing downward trend.
Meanwhile, the UK’s COVID-19 alert level has today been downgraded with the threat of the NHS being overwhelmed receding.
The UK’s chief medical officers say the alert level should move from Level 5 to Level 4 as the numbers of patients in hospital are “consistently declining and the threat of the NHS and other health services being overwhelmed within 21 days has receded”.
Level 4 means transmission of COVID-19 is remains “high or rising exponentially.”
Public Health England’s case numbers for small areas for the seven days ending the 20th Feb
Culcheth West & Croft 11 (21)
Culcheth East & Hollins Green 5 (9)
Winwick & Burtonwood 6 (7)
Locking Stumps 0 (5)
Oakwood & Gorse Covert 7 (17)
Hulme 18 (24)
Houghton Green & Fearnhead 14 (10)
Blackbrook 7 (42)
Kingswood & Whittle Hall 15 (27)
Callands & Old Hall 13 (15)
Orford 18 (16)
Padgate & Paddington 9 (13)
Bewsey & Dallam 16 (12)
Woolston 6 (17)
Great Sankey 12 (8)
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges 20 (20)
Fairfield & Howley 14 (22)
Central Warrington 22 (19)
Penketh & Cuerdley 7 (14)
Latchford 16 (19)
Lymm 16 (23)
Grappenhall 5 (10)
Stockton Heath & Hillcliffe 3 (5)
Appleton Thorn, Stretton & Walton 7 (7)
Appleton 0 (4)
Total 267 (369)