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Recent falls in COVID-19 infections start to plateau as 257 new cases confirmed


WHILE no further COVID-19 related deaths have been reported and hospital inpatient numbers continue to fall, another 257 new cases have been confirmed in Warrington with recent falls starting to plateau.

The 257 (319) 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 58,115 (57,858).

Infection rates over a seven-day period have fallen marginally to 2,044 (2,049) – 976.1 (978.5) per 100,000 population which are still above the national average of 925.2 (922) per 100,000, which have risen marginally for the first time in over a week.

While no further deaths have been reported, inpatient numbers have fallen again from 62-57, while another 12 patients have been discharged since yesterday.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, January 21, 2022 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 57 (62) including 3 (3) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2932 (2920)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 602 (602)
*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 554 (554) 264.6 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 228.8
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 Friday, January 21, 2022 – 288 (330), taking the total number of deaths to 153,490 (153,202).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 95,787 (107,364), taking the total number to 15,709,059 (15,613,283).
Across the country, there are 17,967 (18,494) patients currently in hospital and 664 (675) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 52,186,398 (52,168,592) and second dose 48,082,636 (48,048,962) Booster or third vaccination total 36,753,644 (36,688,441).
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