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COVID-19 infection rates in Warrington drop below 100 per 100,000 for first time since early October


WHILE one more patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 infection rates per 100,000 population have dropped below 100 for the first time in Warrington since early October last year.

The 24 (33) 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 17,088 (17,064).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days, previous days/updates in brackets, are 209 (230) – 99.5 (100.5) per 100,000 population, continuing a downward trend over a seven-day period. This compares to the national rate of 84.4 (89.2) per 100,000.

*Latest figures available from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Thursday March 4 2021 – Wednesday’s figures in brackets. *Figures are not updated at weekends
Covid-19 positive inpatients 82 (92) of which 9 (10) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 67,357 (67,028)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 5,090 (5,085)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 1,803 (1,793)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 471 (470)
*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 472 (472) 224.7 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 527 (527).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Thursday, March 4 was 242 (315), taking the total number of deaths to 124,025 (123,783).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 6,573 (6,385), taking the total number to 4,201,358 (4,194,785).
Across the country, there are 12,136 (12,849) patients currently in hospital and 1,647 (1,709) patients in ventilator beds.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 20,982,571 (20,703,615) and second dose 963,862 (895,412).
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.

One more death and 33 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Warrington as downward trend continues


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