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Lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since early September


A total of 20 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Warrington since yesterday, the lowest number since early September, although the seven-day average has again plateaued, showing a minimal increase.

It is the lowest number of new infections recorded since 18 on September 3.
The 20 (28) new cases in the latest daily update from Public Health England means the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Warrington since the start of the pandemic is now 16,971 (16,951).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days, previous days/updates in brackets, are 269 (267) – 128.1 (127.1) per 100,000 population, showing a minimal increase over a seven-day period.
This compares to the national rate of 109.6 (114) per 100,000.

*Latest figures available from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Friday February 26 2021 – Thursday’s figures in brackets. *Figures are not updated at weekends
Covid-19 positive inpatients 102 (109) of which 12 (14) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 65,493 (65,201)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 5,043 (5,032)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 1,761 (1,752)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 465 (463)
*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 467 (467) 222.4 per 100,000 population.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is now 514 (514).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Saturday, February 27 was 290 (345), taking the total number of deaths to 122,705 (122,415).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 7,434 (8,523), taking the total number to 4,170,519 (4,163,085).
Across the country, there are 14,808 (15,485) patients currently in hospital and 1,971 (2,047) patients in ventilator beds.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 19,682,048 (19,177,555 ) and second dose 768,810 (736,037).
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 to be 0.6 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -2% as of 26 February 2021.

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