THERE are no patients in intensive care across Warrington and Halton hospitals as a result of coronavirus for a second week running.

This was confirmed by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its latest Covid-19 briefing issued today, Thursday.

The trust announced as of midday it is currently caring for three in-patients who have tested positive for coronavirus, but none have been transferred to ICU.

This number has risen however from the previous week, in which only one Covid-19 patient was being cared for in hospital.

Since the pandemic began, the trust has discharged 403 patients, including three over the past seven days.

Sadly, 139 have lost their lives.

To date, the trust has tested 18,681 in-patients and members of the community, of which 1,216 tested positive for the virus.

Over the past seven days, 1,083 tests have been conducted by the trust, with five tests returning positive.

A total of 1,495 people attended the emergency department at Warrington Hospital during this period, with the average daily attendance being calculated as 214.

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At Runcorn Urgent Care Centre, the attendance figure stands at 401, with a daily average of 57.

Attendances at both are down on the previous seven days.