NEW COVID-19 infection rates in Warrington are now almost in line with the national average with 38 new cases confirmed in the town since yesterday, continuing a downward trend.
The 38 (23) 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 17,149 (17,111).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days, previous days/updates in brackets, are 156 (191) – 74.3 (90.9) per 100,000 population, continuing a downward trend over a seven-day period. This compares to the national rate of 73.1 (79.7) per 100,000.
*Latest figures available from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Friday March 5 2021 – Thursday’s figures in brackets. *Figures are not updated at weekends
Covid-19 positive inpatients 80 (82) of which 8 (9) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 67,671 (67,357)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 5,099 (5,090)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 1,810 (1,803)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 471 (471)
*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 474 (473) 225.7 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 Saturday, March 6 was 158 (236), taking the total number of deaths to 124,419 (124,262).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 6,040 (5,947), taking the total number to 4,213,343 (4,207,304).
Across the country, there are 10,898 (11,492) patients currently in hospital and 1,542 (1,590) patients in ventilator beds.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 21,796,278 (21,358,815) and second dose 1,090,840 (1,034,068).
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
The latest R number is estimated to be 0.7 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -5% to -3% as of 5 March 2021.