WHILE one more patient has sadly died at Warrington hospital, COVID-19 infection rates are continuing to fall in the town, although another 103 new cases have been confirmed taking the total to over 29,000 since the start of the pandemic.
The 103 (60) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 29,004 (28,901).
Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have fallen again to 584 (606) – 278.9 (289.4) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period which is below the national average of 297.6 (297.1) per 100,000, which have risen slightly.
Meanwhile, the latest figures for the UK has recorded 34,460 new COVID-19 cases and 166 more deaths in the last 24-hour period, with 7,567 people currently in hospital with the disease.
The number of patients on mechanical ventilation beds currently stands at 943. Since the start of the pandemic, 135,621 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test.
According to England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty, virtually any child between the ages of 12 and 15 would get COVID-19 at some point without vaccination.
He says that the highest rate of coronavirus transmission is currently occurring in children of this age group.
Approximately half of all children have already had coronavirus during the pandemic, he added.
Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Wednesday, September 22 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 21 (20) including 3 (4) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2297 (2293)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 528 (527)
*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 202.2
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 584 (580).
*Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Wednesday, September 22 2021 was 166 (203), taking the total number of deaths to 135,621 (135,455).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 34,460 (31,564), taking the total number to 7,530,103 (7,496,543).
Across the country, there are 7,567 (7,731) patients currently in hospital and 943 (982) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 48,644,692 (48,617,703) and second dose 44,556,005 (44,512,572)
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