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Four more COVID-19 related deaths as hospital inpatient numbers rise sharply


FOUR more COVID-19 related deaths have sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital over the New Year period, while inpatient numbers have risen sharply from 54 to 77.

Meanwhile, 641 (822) new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the UK Health Security Agency in the latest daily data, taking the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 50,758 (50,117).

Infection rates over a seven-day period have risen again to 4,464 (4,290) – 2,131.8 (2,048.7) per 100,000 population which are well above the national average of 1,596.9 (1,525.9) per 100,000, which also continue to rise.

Along with the four deaths, Hospital inpatient numbers have climbed from 54-77 over the new year period, including three in ICU, while a total of 29 patients have been discharged.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Tuesday, January 4 2022 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 77 (54) including 3 (1) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2740 (2711)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 588 (584)
*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 550 (539) 257.9 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 222.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 624 (616).

*Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – 48 (42), taking the total number of deaths to 148,941 (148,893).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 218,724 (157,758), taking the total number to 13,641,520 (13,422,815).
Across the country, there are 14,126 (11,918) patients currently in hospital and 883 (868) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 51,820,652 (51,800,798) and second dose 47,482,789 (47,451,922) Booster or third vaccination total 34,363,986 (34,205,472).
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Newly reported tests, cases and deaths cover time periods which vary by nation
Newly reported figures of tests conducted, cases and deaths for Northern Ireland cover a 4-day period, and for Wales cover a 2-day period.
Newly reported figures for cases in Scotland are only available at national level.
Data for deaths in Scotland have not been updated. The UK total therefore includes only newly reported deaths in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Figures for cases and deaths by specimen date and date of death have been updated for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.


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