ANOTHER patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, latest data shows.

The sad news was confirmed this afternoon, Wednesday, by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its latest Covid-19 briefing.

It means that as a result, the trust’s virus death toll to date has now risen to 526.

At present, the Lovely Lane site is caring for 18 patients that have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 14 days or less.

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

This is a rise of three patients since yesterday, Tuesday, with the number in ICU remaining unchanged.

A further two patients have been discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours however after recovering from Covid.

This takes the trust’s virus discharge total since the start of the pandemic to 2,271.

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Across Warrington as a whole, the town’s Covid case rate remains stable, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

In the seven days before September 10, which is the most recent period for which data is available, 712 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the town.

This equates to 340 infections for every 100,000 residents, which is the 161st highest case rate in the UK.

By comparison, in the week leading up to September 3 there were 705 transmissions – or 336.7 per 100,000.

The borough was one of 144 local authority areas across the country to see a rise in cases between these two dates, while 231 experienced a fall and two were unchanged.