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One more COVID-19 death as hospital inpatient numbers increase but infection rates fall again

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ANOTHER COVID-19 related death has sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital, with inpatient numbers also rising, although infection rates are continuing to fall in the town for a fifth consecutive day.

A total of four inpatients have also been discharged from Warrington & Halton Hospitals since yesterday, while inpatient numbers have risen from 24-26, with the number in intensive care increasing from 3-5.
The 85 (116) new COVID-19 cases reported takes the total number of confirmed cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 23,515 (23,430).
Cases in Warrington for the last seven days have fallen again to 1,086 (1,256) – 517.1 (598.1) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period– but still well above the national average of 417 (461.9) per 100,000, which have also fallen.



Meanwhile, the UK has recorded 23,511 new COVID-19 cases and 131 more deaths in the latest 24-hour period.
It is the seventh day in a row that the number of infections has fallen. But it is the highest number of daily deaths since 17 March, when 141 fatalities were reported.
Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Tuesday, July 27 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 26 (24) including 5 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2098 (2094)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 508 (507)
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 193.6.
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 27 July 2021
Number of schools and early years settings with COVID-19 cases: 27 (30)
Number of pupils self-isolating (close contact): 551 (897)
Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Tuesday, July 27 2021 was 131 (14), taking the total number of deaths to 129,303 (129,172).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 23,511 (24,950), taking the total number to 5,745,526 (5,722,862).
Across the country, there are 5,918 (5,238) patients currently in hospital and 820 (715) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 46,653,796 (46,589,211) and second dose 37,459,060 (37,287,384)
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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