COVID-19 infection rates in Warrington have now risen above the UK average as 42 new cases have been confirmed in the town, although hospital admissions remain low.
The 42 (43) new COVID-19 cases in the latest data from Public Health England, takes the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 18,213 (18,171).
Data shows most of the recent new infections in Warrington are younger people aged between 15-35.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the effectiveness of the vaccine rollout will determine whether the 21 June full lockdown lifting can go ahead – as the UK reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in four months.
A total of 7,540 coronavirus infections were recorded in the latest 24-hour period – the most since February 26.
Mr Johnson said: “Everyone can see very clearly… that cases are going up, and in some places hospitalisations are going up”.
Referring to “freedom day” on June 21, he said the government had to assess how much the vaccine rollout had “built up enough protection in the population in order for us to go ahead to the next stage”.
“That’s what we’ll be looking at and there are arguments being made one way or the other, but we’ll be driven by the data and be looking at that and we’ll be setting it out on Monday”.
Meanwhile, Cases in Warrington for the last seven days continue to rise, with 116 (96) – 55.2 (45.7) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period– which has now risen above the national rate of 49.2 (45.8) per 100,000, which also continues to rise.
COVID-19 inpatient numbers at Warrington & Halton Hospitals remains low, at just two.
Warrington & Halton Hospitals has reintroduced its daily reporting of figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of June 9 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 2
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2004
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 499
*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 486 (486) 231.4 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 191.4
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is now 567 (567).
Education settings data June 9 2021
Number of schools and early years settings with COVID-19 cases: 2 (3)
Number of pupils self-isolating (close contact): 0 (14)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Wednesday, June 9th 2021 was 6 (13), taking the total number of deaths to 127,860 (127,854).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 7,540 (6,048), taking the total number to 4,535,754 (4,528,442).
Across the country, there are 1,024 (957) patients currently in hospital and 154 (148) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 40,710,319 (40,573,517) and second dose 28,540,844 (28,227,362)
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
Local data is also available at https://www.warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-figures-warrington