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One more COVID-19 related death as infection rates continue to fall


WHILE one more COVID-19 related death has sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital, infection rates are continuing to fall in the town for a fourth consecutive day.

A total of seven inpatients were discharged from Warrington & Halton Hospitals over the weekend, while inpatient numbers remain at 24, with the number in intensive care falling from 6-3.
The 116 (78) new COVID-19 cases reported takes the total number of confirmed cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 23,430 (23,314).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days have fallen again to 1,256 (1,369) – 598.1 (651.9) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period– but still well above the national average of 461.9 (490.5) per 100,000, which have also fallen.

But there are concerns that the vaccination programme has stalled among young people, with figures showing that a third of those aged 18 to 29 have not had their first dose.
Fewer than 60% of those aged 18 to 25 have had their first jab and the number of COVID-19 cases among those aged 16 to 24 is six times higher than among those aged 50 to 69.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Monday, July 26 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 24 (24) including 3 (6) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2094 (2087)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 507 (506)
There are also 5 long-term COVID-related inpatients at the hospital.
*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 193.4.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 570 (570).
Education settings data 26 July 2021
Number of schools and early years settings with COVID-19 cases: 30
Number of pupils self-isolating (close contact): 897

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Monday, July 26 2021 was 14 (28), taking the total number of deaths to 129,172 (129,158).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 24,950 (29,173), taking the total number to 5,722,862 (5,697,912 ).
Across the country, there are 5,238 (5,001) patients currently in hospital and 715 (699) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 46,589,211 (46,563,452) and second dose 37,287,384 (37,160,659)
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

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