COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise as 198 new cases confirmed – highest number since mid-October

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INFECTION rates have continued to rise in Warrington with 198 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the town – the highest number since mid-October.

The 198 (156) new cases reported by Public Health England, take the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 38,870 (38,672).

Infection rates in Warrington have risen again to 977 (936) – 466.6 (447) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period and remain above the national average of 439.7 (435.6) per 100,000, which have risen again after recent falls.

No further hospital deaths have been reported, and inpatient numbers have fallen from 22-20 while another five patients have been discharged in the past 24 hours.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, December 3 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 20 (22) including 4 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2591 (2586)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 568 (568)
*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 216.8.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 611 (610).

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Friday, December 3, 2021 – 143 (141), taking the total number of deaths to 145,424 (145,281).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 50,584 (53,945), taking the total number to 10,379,647 (10,329,074).
Across the country, there are 7,373 (7,644) patients currently in hospital and 895 (931) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 51,046,133 (51,020,285) and second dose 46,462,638 (46,431,662) Booster or third vaccination total 19,436,885 (19,015,975).
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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