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No new deaths as COVID-19 infection rates and hospital inpatient numbers continue to fall in Warrington

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COVID-19 infection rates and hospital inpatient numbers are continuing to fall in Warrington, with no further deaths reported in the town.

Meanwhile, 223 (240) 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 59,205 (58,982).

Infection rates over a seven-day period have fallen again to 1,907 (1,935) – 910.7 (924.1) per 100,000 population which are now below the national average of 945.2 (938.2) per 100,000, which have risen again.

Inpatient numbers have fallen again from 55-46, including 1 in ICU, while another seven patients were discharged.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 46 (55) including 1 (4) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2,967 (2960)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 604 (604)
*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 557 (555) 266 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 230.6
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 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – 346 (439), taking the total number of deaths to 154,702 (154,356).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 102,292 (94,326), taking the total number to 16,149,319 (16,047,716).
Across the country, there are 16,594 (17,162) patients currently in hospital and 575 (598) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 52,265,883 (52,252,579) and second dose 48,252,782 (48,224,978) Booster or third vaccination total 37,048,033 (36,996,936).
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 Jan 26
Delay to figures for hospitalisations in England
No update to hospitalisation figures has been received from NHS England. Missing figures will be included in the next update.

Delay to figures for vaccinations in Wales
Because of technical issues, Public Health Wales have been unable to publish vaccination figures. UK figures include updated data from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Missing figures will be included in the next update.

UPDATE Jan 25
Cases definition to include multiple infection episodes from 31 January 2022
From 31 January 2022, UKHSA will move all COVID-19 case reporting in England to use a new episode-based definition which includes possible reinfections.
On the dashboard, this means:
cases in England by report date will change to the new definition of an episode of infection
historical numbers by report date will not be revised, so there will be a step increase in the cumulative numbers of cases on that date
specimen date metrics will be revised back to the beginning of the pandemic.
the same metric names will still be used
new metrics will show first episodes of infection (equivalent to the current case definition) and episodes of reinfection, shown by specimen date only.
UKHSA is working with the devolved administrations to align definitions across the UK.

Latest COVID-19 hot spots as new cases fall in ALL areas of Warrington and infection rates fall by more than 50 per cent


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