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COVID-19 infection rates continue to fall although 96 new cases confirmed


NO further COVID-19 related deaths have been reported at Warrington Hospital while infection rates have fallen again in the town, although another 96 new cases have been confirmed in the latest data.

The 96 (103) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 29,100 (29,004).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have fallen again slightly to 576 (584) – 275.1 (278.9) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period which is below the national average of 302 (297.6) per 100,000, which have risen again.

Meanwhile, the latest figures for the UK has recorded 36,710 new COVID-19 cases and another 182 deaths in the last 24-hour period, with 7,588 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, 135,803 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test.
Another 29,462 people were given their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, taking the total to 48,674,154 (89.6% of people aged over 16).
A further 44,065 people were given their second dose, meaning 44,600,070 are now fully inoculated (82.1%)

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Thursday, September 23 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 22 (21) including 4 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2303 (2297)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 528 (528)
*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 505 (503) 241.2 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 202.4.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 584 (584).

*Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Thursday, September 23 2021 was 182 (166), taking the total number of deaths to 135,803 (135,621).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 36,710 (34,460), taking the total number to 7,565,867 (7,530,103).
Across the country, there are 7,588 (7,567) patients currently in hospital and 943 (943) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 48,674,154 (48,644,692) and second dose 44,600,070 (44,556,005)
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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