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One more COVID-19 related death as infection rates continue to fall with 331 new cases

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ONE more COVID-19 related death has sadly been reported at Warrington Hospital, although infection rates are continuing to fall in the town, with 331 new cases confirmed.

The 331 (348) 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 57,248 (56,916).

Infection rates over a seven-day period have fallen to 2,271 (2,609) – 1,084.5 (1,246) per 100,000 population but are still above the national average of 985.5 (1,082.7) per 100,000, which have fallen again over a seven day period.

While one more patient has sadly died, inpatient numbers of fallen again from 77-71, while another eight patients have been discharged since yesterday.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 71 (77) including 3 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2894 (2886)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 601 (600)
*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 551 (546) 263.1 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 227.4
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 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 438 (85), taking the total number of deaths to 152,513 (152,075).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 94,432 (84,429), taking the total number to 15,399,300 (15,305,410).
Across the country, there are 19,450 (19,345) patients currently in hospital and 713 (746) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 52,133,611 (52,117,863) and second dose 47,989,635 (47,963,133) Booster or third vaccination total 36,546,583 (36,473,316).
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
Delay to update of deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate
Because of a processing issue, deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate have not been updated for all areas. They will be updated in the next release.

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