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Fluctuating COVID-19 infection rates fall again while hospital inpatient numbers rise


WHILE no further COVID-19 deaths have been  reported at Warrington hospital inpatient numbers have risen and the town’s fluctuating infection rates have fallen again with 104 new cases.

The 104 (74) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 28,523 (28,419).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have fallen slightly again to 7o2 (716) – 335.2 (341 .9) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period which is still below the national average of 347.9 (360) per 100,000, which have also fallen again.
While no more deaths have been reported at Warrington Hospital, inpatient numbers have risen from 18 to 21 with 3 in ICU. Four patients have been discharged.

Meanwhile the UK has recorded another 158 coronavirus deaths and a further 26,911 cases, with the number of COVID patients in hospital now at 8,339.The total number of people in hospital with coronavirus in the UK has been over the 8,000 mark for nine of the past 10 days. The number of patients in mechanical ventilation beds currently stands at 1,081 – the figure has been over 1,000 every day since the last day of August. Before this, the last time the number was as high was in mid-March.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Thursday, September 16 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 21 (18) including 3 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2275 (2271)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 526 (526)
*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 503 (503) 240.2 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 201.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 580 (580).

*Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Thursday, September 16 2021 was 158 (201), taking the total number of deaths to 134,805 (134,647).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 26,911 (30,597), taking the total number to 7,339,009 (7,312,683).
Across the country, there are 8,339 (8,340) patients currently in hospital and 1,081 (1,060) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 48,503,181 (48,480,178) and second dose 44,229,777 (44,170,373)
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

*UK testing and vaccination data for September 16 does not include figures for Scotland.


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