THERE is currently only one patient receiving care after contracting coronavirus in Warrington Hospital’s intensive care unit.

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

In total, the Lovely Lane site is caring for 22 patients that have tested positive for Covid in the past 14 days or less.

The number in ICU has fallen by two since yesterday, Wednesday, while the number of virus patients in total has risen by four.

One more patient was discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours after recovering from Covid-19.

This takes the trust’s virus discharge total since the start of the pandemic to 2,198.

Moreover, no new coronavirus deaths have been recorded since yesterday, with the hospital’s Covid death toll to date remaining at 517.

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Across Warrington as a whole, the number of new coronavirus cases has fallen slightly.

In the week before August 21, the most recent period for which statistics are available, 715 infections were recorded in the town.

This equates to 341.5 transmission for every 100,000 residents, which is the 103rd highest coronavirus case rate in the country at present.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to August 14 there were 728 transmissions reported in the borough – or 347.7 per 100,000.

Warrington was one of 108 local authority areas in England which saw a fall in cases between these two dates, while 201 experienced a rise and three were unchanged.