UPDATED: COVID-19 surge testing is to be introduced in Warrington in a bid to tackle the rising infection rates, with another 65 new cases confirmed today, Monday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the easing of all lockdown restrictions will be put back until July 19.
The government has announced that Warrington will receive additional testing support along with Birmingham, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Liverpool City Region to combat the highly transmissive Delta variant, first identified in India.
This will include surge testing, tracing, isolation support and maximising vaccine uptake, which will be rapidly deployed in the areas.
Surge testing is increased testing (including door-to-door testing in some areas) and enhanced contact tracing in specific locations and can look different depending on assessment of local requirements. It involves testing of people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
There may also be targeted activity to drive up vaccine uptake amongst eligible cohorts.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the easing of all lockdown restrictions will be put back until July 19, due to the increasing rates. But limits of 30 people attending weddings and wakes has been lifted, as long as social distancing is maintained at venues.
Meanwhile the 65 (50) new COVID-19 cases take the total number of confirmed cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 18,474 (18,409).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days continue to rise, with 248 (218) – 118.1 (103.8) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period– which is now well above the national rate of 67.5 (64.7) per 100,000, which also continues to rise.
Warrington & Halton Hospitals has reintroduced its daily reporting of figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Monday, June 14 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 2 (1)
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2007
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 499
There have been no hospital deaths since April.
*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 485 (485) 230.9 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 191.5
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 14 2021
Number of schools and early years settings with COVID-19 cases: 11 (2)
Number of pupils self-isolating (close contact): 176 (0)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Monday, June 14 th 2021 was 3 (8), taking the total number of deaths to 127,907 (127,904).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 7,490 (7,490), taking the total number to 4,573,419 (4,565,813).
Across the country, there are 1,089 (1,089) patients currently in hospital and 161 (158) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 41,698,429 (41,551,201) and second dose 29,973,779 (29,792,658)
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