WARRINGTON Hospital recorded no deaths over the weekend of patients that had contracted coronavirus.

The positive news was confirmed this afternoon, Monday, by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its daily Covid-19 briefing.

It means that the trust’s virus death toll since the start of the pandemic remains at 512.

At present, 28 beds at the Lovely Lane site are occupied by patients that have tested positive for Covid in the past 14 days or less.

Of this number, five are in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

This is a rise of six patients in total since Friday, although the number in ICU remains the same.

Five patients were discharged from Warrington Hospital over the weekend after recovering from coronavirus.

This takes the hospital’s virus discharge total to date to 2,154.

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Warrington as a whole in among the minority of local authority areas in England that have seen case numbers fall this past week.

During the week up to August 11, which is the latest period for which Public Heath England data is available, 649 new cases were detected across the town.

This demonstrates an infection rate of 309.9 cases among every 100,000 residents, which is the 104th highest rate in England compared with all other local authority areas.

Comparatively, the previous seven-day period up to August 4 saw 679 cases recorded at a rate of 324.3.

Warrington is among 81 of 312 local areas in England that have seen a week-on-week fall in rates (26 per cent), while 229 have seen a rise (73 per cent) and two are unchanged.