THE number of patients that have been discharged from Warrington Hospital after recovering from coronavirus has passed 2,200.

The news was confirmed this afternoon, Friday, by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Five more patients have been released from the hospital in the past 24 hours, with the trust’s virus discharge total since the start of the pandemic rising to 2,203.

At present, 23 beds at the Lovely Lane site are occupied by patients that have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days or less.

Of this number, one is in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

This is a rise of one patient in total, with the number in ICU remaining the same.

No new Covid deaths have been recorded since yesterday, with the trust’s virus death toll to date remaining at 517.

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Across Warrington as a whole, the number of new coronavirus cases being recorded remains steady.

The most recently available data showed that, in the week before August 22, 726 new Covid-19 cases were detected in the town.

This equates to 346.7 cases for every 100,000 residents, which is the 101st highest case rate in the country at present.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to August 15 there were 732 infections in the borough – or 349.6 per 100,000.

Warrington was one of 99 local authority areas in England which recorded a drop in new cases between these dates, while 208 saw a rise and five were unchanged.