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New COVID-19 infection rates continue to fall in Warrington and are again below the national average


NEW COVID-19 infection rates are continuing to fall in Warrington and are now again below the national rate, with seven new cases in the latest data from Public Health England.

No further COVID-19 deaths have been reported at Warrington & Halton Hospitals in the last 24 hours, although inpatient numbers have risen slightly, increasing from 21 to 23.

The 7 (5) 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 17,814 (17,807).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days were 45 (59) – 21.4 (28.1) per 100,000 population, showing a fall in new cases over a seven-day period for a fifth day. This compares to the national rate of 25.2 (27.2) per 100,000.

*Latest figures available from Warrington & Halton Hospitals updated Wednesday, April 21 2021 – Tuesday’s figures in brackets. *Figures are not updated at weekends & Bank Holidays
Covid-19 positive inpatients 23 (21) of which 3 (3) are in ICU
Total number of tests (inpatients/community) cumulative – 84,934 (84,414)
Total tests with a positive result (inpatients/community/died/discharged) cumulative 5,378 (5,371)
Discharges of positive patients (excluding deaths) cumulative 1,966 (1,964)
Deaths of Covid-19 positive inpatients cumulative 496 (496)
*Hospital deaths include residents from Warrington and Halton. Total deaths of Warrington residents can be seen below.

The total number of deaths in Warrington within 28 days of a positive test reported by Public Health England is currently 487 (486) 231.9 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 190.6.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is now 563 (563).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Wednesday, April 21 was 22 (33), taking the total number of deaths to 127,327 (127,307).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 2,396 (2,524), taking the total number to 4,395,703 (4,393,307).
Across the country, there are 2,004 (1,973) patients currently in hospital and 300 (318).
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 33,139,742 (33,032,120) and second dose 10,775,817 (10,425,790)
To find out more about COVID-19 testing, and to book a test if you have symptoms, visit http://warrington.gov.uk/get-tested-coronavirus
For the latest COVID-19 guidance for Warrington visit https://www.warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-latest-guidance

Latest R and growth rate for England and Latest R range for England April 16
0.7 to 1.0
Latest growth rate range for England
-6% to -1% per day
An R value between 0.7 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 7 and 10 other people.
A growth rate of between -6% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 6% every day.
These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.

Warrington’s latest COVID-19 and vaccination data with new cases almost non-existent in 15 areas of the town



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