Infection rates continue to rise as 124 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Warrington

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COVID-19 infection rates have continued an upward trend in Warrington with 124 new cases confirmed in the latest daily data.

The 124 (135) new cases reported by Public Health England, take the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 37,913 (37,789).

Infection rates in Warrington have risen again to 854 (833) – 407.8 (397.8) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period but remain below the national average of 437 (437.1) per 100,000, which have plateaued.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has announced a tightening of coronavirus restrictions during a Downing Street press conference today, Saturday, following the detection of the Omicron variant in the UK. He warned the Omicron variant could reduce the effectiveness of vaccines after two infections of the new strain were identified in Nottingham and Brentwood in Essex this weekend.

The Prime Minister announced “temporary and precautionary” measures to be reviewed in three weeks.

He added that day two PCR tests are back for all international travellers, saying: “Will require anyone who enters the UK to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and to self-isolate until they have a negative result”.

There will also be a ramping up of mask-wearing in shops and indoor settings. Also those who come into contact with people testing positive for a suspected case of Omicron would have to self-isolate for 10 days, even if double jabbed.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, November 26 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 17 (16) including 3 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2554 (2550)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 566 (566)
*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 525 (525) 250.7 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 215.7.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 610 (610).

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 131 (160), taking the total number of deaths to 144,724 (144,593).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 39,567 (50,091), taking the total number to 10,110,408 (10,070,841).
Across the country, there are 7,633 (7,633) patients currently in hospital and 925 (925) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 50,895,645 (50,875,712) and second dose 46,278,230 (46,255,081) Booster or third vaccination total 17,130,851 (16,779,656).
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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