THE number of patients that have been discharged from Warrington Hospital after recovering from Covid has reached another positive milestone.

This is according to the latest Covid-19 update released by * this afternoon, Thursday.

In the past 24 hours, an additional six patients have been discharged from the Lovely Lane site after sufficiently recovering from their coronavirus diagnosis.

This takes the trust’s virus discharge total since the start of the pandemic past 2,300 to 2,303.

At present, 22 beds at Warrington Hospital are occupied by patients that have tested positive for Covid in the past 14 days of less.

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

This is a rise of one patient in total, with the number in the intensive care unit also rising by one.

No new coronavirus deaths have been recorded since yesterday, with the trust’s Covid death toll to date remaining at 528.

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Across Warrington as a whole, the number of new Covid-19 cases being detected continues to fall.

According to the latest data from Public Health England, a total of 575 new cases were recorded in the town in the seven days leading up to September 18.

This demonstrates an infection rate of 274.6 cases among every 100,000 residents, which is the 195th highest infection rate in the UK.

This number of cases shows a week-on-week fall compared with the previous week up to September 11, when 703 infections were detected at a rate of 335.7.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, Warrington was among 285 that have seen a fall in case rates (76 per cent), while 90 have seen a rise (24 per cent) and two are unchanged.