COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise as 154 new cases confirmed

ANOTHER 154 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Warrington as infection rates continue to rise well above the national average.

The 154 (173) new cases reported by Public Health England, takes the total number of cases in Warrington since the start of the pandemic to 32,701 (32,547).

Infection rates in Warrington for the last seven days have continued to rise to 1,257 (1,193) – 600.3 (569.7) per 100,000 population over a seven-day period and remain well above the national average of 410.8 (397.6) per 100,000, which also continues to rise.

Warrington Halton Hospitals figures Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Current inpatients as of Friday, October 15 (confirmed positive result – 14 days or less from first positive sample) – 33 (32) including 3 (2) in ICU.
Cumulative discharges (discharges of positive patients [excluding deaths]– 2377 (2373)
Cumulative deaths (deaths of positive inpatients) – current figure 538 (536)
*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 510 (510) 243.6 per 100,000 population compared to the national rate of 206.6.
The total number of deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate in Warrington reported by Public Health England in all settings is 591 (591).

Across the UK the daily number of COVID-19 associated UK deaths reported on Sunday, October 17 2021 was 57 (148), taking the total number of deaths to 138,584 (138,527).
The daily number of lab-confirmed UK cases was 45,140 (43,423), taking the total number to 8,449,165 (8,404,469).
Across the country, there are 7,086 (7,086) patients currently in hospital and 783 (783) on ventilation.
Total number of 1st dose vaccinations: 49,398,211 (49,374,505) and second dose 45,358,472 (45,325,489)
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