Two more COVID-19 deaths and 262 new cases as infection rates continue upward trend


TWO more COVID-19 related deaths have sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital while infection rates continue to rise with another 262 new cases confirmed in the town.

The 262 (251) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 32,374 (32,112).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have risen again to 1,148 (1,136) – 548.2 (542.5) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period and remain above the national average of 387.9 (381.4) per 100,000, which has also risen.
Two more deaths take the total number of hospital deaths to 538, while inpatient numbers have risen slightly from 32-33 with another four patients discharged since yesterday.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, October 15 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 33 (32) including 3 (2) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2377 (2373)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 538 (536)
*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 510 (509) 243.6 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 206.3.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 591 (591).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Friday, October 15 2021 was 145 (157), taking the total number of deaths to 138,379 (138,237).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 44,932 (45,066), taking the total number to 8,361,651 (8,317,439).
Across the country, there are 7,086 (7,024) patients currently in hospital and 783 (781) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 49,335,154 (49,291,665) and second dose 45,297,231 (45,269,240)
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