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One more COVID-19 related death and 69 new cases as infection rates rise slightly


ONE more COVID-19 related death has sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital while the town’s fluctuating rates of infection have risen slightly over a seven day period, with 69 new cases confirmed.

The 69 (104) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 28,592 (28,523).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have risen slightly to 708 (702) – 338.1 (335.2) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period which is still below the national average of 337 (347.9) 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 32,651 new COVID-19 cases and a further 178 deaths in latest 24-hour period
The daily figures, released by the Department of Health, also show 23,833 people received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, and 63,999 were given their second dose.
That takes the total number of people to have received their first jab to 48,528,901 and the total of fully vaccinated individuals to 44,298,076.
Yesterday, 26,911 cases were recorded in the UK along with 158 deaths.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, September 17 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 19 (21) including 2 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2279 (2275)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 527 (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 Friday, September 17 2021 was 178 (158), taking the total number of deaths to 134,983 (134,805).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 32,651 (26,911), taking the total number to 7,371,301 (7,339,009).
Across the country, there are 8,068 (8,339) patients currently in hospital and 1,020 (1,081) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 48,528,901 (48,503,181) and second dose 44,298,076 (44,229,777)
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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