THERE has been an increase in the number of coronavirus ICU patients at Warrington Hospital.

As of today, Thursday the Trust has tested 11,050 inpatients/community (10,143 last week) of which 1,190 (1,182) have tested positive.

They are currently caring for four (three last week) inpatients who have tested positive for Covid-19 of which there is one Covid-19 positive patient in ICU

Staff have discharged 376 (372) patients and sadly 136 (135) have died.

The daily average number of patients through A&E is 216 and for Runcorn Urgent Care Centre it is 52.

Eight babies were born this week at hospital and at home, compared with seven in the same week last year.