No further deaths but COVID-19 inpatient numbers rise to 40 as infection rates continue upward trend


WHILE no further COVID-19 deaths have been reported at Warrington Hospital, inpatient numbers have risen to 40, as infection rates continue to rise with another 163 new cases confirmed in the town.

The 163 (142) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 33,006 (32,843).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have continued to rise to 1,353 (1,308) – 646.1 (624.7) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period and remain well above the national average of 434.6 (423) per 100,000, which also continues to rise.
While there have been no further hospital deaths inpatient numbers have risen from 34-40, while five patients have been discharged since yesterday.
Meanwhile, the UK has recorded 223 COVID-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive test in the biggest daily rise since early March.
A further 43,738 coronavirus cases were also recorded.
It is the biggest jump in daily deaths from COVID-19 since 9 March, when 231 people died within 28 days of a positive test.
It comes after the UK reported 49,156 cases of COVID-19 on Monday – the highest number since 17 July when 54,674 cases were recorded.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to have a “very close eye” on the COVID-19 situation amid signs hospitalisations are rising while the booster jab rollout is said to be going “extremely slowly”.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Tuesday, October 19 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 40 (34) including 4 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2391 (2386)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 539 (539)
*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 511 (510) 244 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 207.
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 Tuesday, October 19 2021 was 223 (45), taking the total number of deaths to 138,852 (138,629).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 43,738 (49,156), taking the total number to 8,541,192 (8,497,868).
Across the country, there are 7,749 (7,097) patients currently in hospital and 823 (791) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 49,462,425 (49,422,753) and second dose 45,400,990 (45,377,411)
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