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Hospital death toll reaches 600 as four more COVID-19 related deaths confirmed as infection rates continue to fall

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FOUR more COVID-19 related deaths were sadly reported at Warrington hospital over the weekend taking the death toll to 600 since the start of the pandemic, although infection rates are continuing to fall in the town

A total of 348 (198) 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 56,916 (56,568).

Infection rates over a seven-day period have fallen to 2,609 (3,054) – 1,246 (1,458.5) per 100,000 population but are still above the national average of 1,082.7 (1,240.1) per 100,000, which have fallen again over a seven day period.

While four more deaths occurred over the weekend, inpatient numbers fell from 87-77, while 19 patients were discharged.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Monday, January 17, 2022 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 77 (87) including 3 (2) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2886 (2867)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 600 (596)
*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 546 (546) 260.4 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 226.6
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 627 (627) 298.5.

*Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Monday, January 17, 2022 – 85 (88), taking the total number of deaths to 152,075 (151,987).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 84,429 (70,924), taking the total number to 15,305,410 (15,217,280).
Across the country, there are 19,345 (19,539) patients currently in hospital and 746 (777) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 52,117,863 (52,097,840) and second dose 47,963,133 (47,905,885) Booster or third vaccination total 36,473,316 (36,388,391).
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

*DATA ISSUE
Missing figures from Scotland added.
Figures for cases, deaths and vaccinations that were not reported from Scotland yesterday have been retrospectively added to the totals for 16 January 2022. The missing data have also been added to the UK figures for 16 January.

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