Confirmed coronavirus cases in Cheshire East exceed 1000


Government figures have revealed that over 1000 people in Cheshire East have caught COVID-19 since the outbreak began in February.

According to the latest Government data, there have been 1041 confirmed cases of people being infected with the coronavirus in the borough, which is a a rate of 273.4 cases per 100,000 people.*

The first case of Covid-19 was recorded in the Cheshire East on March 12th and the first death from the virus was recorded March 16th. A total of 90 people have now died from coronavirus at East Cheshire NHS Trust sites, with 4 people having passed away during the past week.

As spokesperson for East Cheshire NHS Trust told "The figures are not broken down by site but aside from Macclesfield Hospital we only have one other inpatient ward which is an intermediate care unit at Congleton War Memorial."

Data published by Public Health England for the North West shows that rate of infection in the region is higher than that in London with 308.7 people per 100,000 having tested positive, compared to 290.6 per 100,000 people in the capital.

The latest Government figure, last updated on Tuesday 12th May at 4:00pm, show that there have been 226,463 lab-confirmed UK cases and 32,692 COVID-19 associated UK deaths.

*The latest population estimate for Cheshire East is 380,800.



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Ludo McGurk
Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 4:32 pm
That mortality to infection ratio is very very alarming and suggests that people just aren't taking this threat seriously. The fact that the North West figures are higher than London is even worse news. People have got to be super-cautious or meet the consequences which could mean passing it to another who might die as a result.
Simon Worthington
Friday 15th May 2020 at 12:19 pm
I read the comment above, rubbed my eyes, read it again, slept on it and read it again. I won’t requote Mein Kampf and, for veracity of the below please do not check the following sources; BBC, SKY, Daily Mail, Guardian, Channel 4, teachers’ unions (or teachers) or wee Krankie.
Less than 350 people in the UK under the age of 45 have died with (not necessarily of) Covid19 (the illness, the virus is called SARS-CoV2) but most have not been formally tested. Half had known underlying health issues. Best estimates are that most of the rest also had issues and between 0 and 50 otherwise healthy have died. Under the age of 20 it is single figures ALL WITH serious health issues.

UK figures. Over 25% of those dying had diabetes (other estimates that over 50% are obese). Over 45% were over 85. 90% were over 65. 90% had at least ONE underlying KNOWN health issue, the most common being dementia. Estimates are that between 3.5 and 7 million in the UK have been infected. The UK appears to be the only country unable or unwilling to provide the numbers of “recovered”.

To jump from East Cheshire with 1000 (out of 400,000) tested infections and 90 deaths to NW, Why?
Inner cities are far worse affected for various reasons, many not mentionable here, as are regions with close connections to China (Northern Italy, Qom, Madrid, New York, California, London and NW England).

The obvious question (to those who have done some digging) is why Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia etc have fared so well. They are well versed in the kind of things that emanate from China and were well prepared after previous experiences.
Why have Northern Italy, Spain, USA and UK fared (apparently) badly?
300,000 Chinese live and work in N. Italy many who travelled to and from China around January. Encouraged contact at Chinese New Year celebrations in New York and N. Italy. The Wuhan football team visited Madrid with fans in January. The UK has large numbers of city dwellers living in cramped, overcrowded conditions and, as referred to above, other reasons not mentionable but failure to understand and/or obey the instructions contributed. (Same problem in Paris) Large Universities have thousands of Chinese students especially London, Liverpool and Manchester, many of whom, again, travelled to and from China around Xmas.
The failures of the NHS hierarchy (this is certainly not criticism of front line staff) will no doubt be scrutinised over the coming months/years as will happen in other countries. The rearguard defence of the movement of infected older people from the well infected hospitals to then infect care homes at the end of March beginning of April is already underway. Do not be fooled. These people must be brought to account.
All in all this “scamdemic” has provided ammunition for those with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and those who wish to denigrate/damage our government/country/businesses. The scaremongering coupled with extreme gullibility (I stare with amazement at people in their car, alone, and wearing a cheap non effective mask) is very worrying and I suspect that deaths from non virus issues will increase hugely over the next few months/ years.
For comparison UK figures since March 1st:
2000 men have died from (not with) prostate cancer.
Over 100 people have been killed by family.
Several thousand “more than average” have died from ischemic heart problems.
World figures: Deaths March 1st to date
Malaria 200,000
Suicide 200,000+
Cancer 2,000,000
And most shocking, hunger, over 2,000,000
Pete Taylor
Friday 15th May 2020 at 6:28 pm
Office of National Statistics today: 329 deaths from the virus, since the beginning of March, in care homes, in Cheshire.
I read the comment above, rubbed my eyes and read it again....
Alan Brough
Saturday 16th May 2020 at 9:05 am
I just hope that everyone is washing their hands before all this eye rubbing!
Simon Worthington
Saturday 16th May 2020 at 9:17 am
WITH!!! Recorded as such "if the care home THINKS so". No testing. So 390. 11 weeks. Care homes. The clue is in the name. Generally over 80. Comorbidities galore or they wouldn't be there. Not out and about much if at all. Care homes infected at the end of march by hospitals emptying beds "to cope with the rush". Further deaths by ensuring hospitals were hotbeds of infection.
Much less risk 65-80 if NO underlying issues.
Reducing risk down to virtually zero under 45.
25% of all UK deaths are in care homes, approx 125,000 annually. Higher in winter. Average stay less than two years.
My point entirely is that demographic has been endangered and should have been protected (and the rest of society worldwide is being shafted, especially the kids) and I presume you agree with the rest (if you don't, check it) so why the sarcasm when you concur Pete?
Lynne Prescott
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 2:15 pm
So what Simon, Would you like to wall all of our most vulnerable people up forever to 'protect ' them rather than behave with a modicum of respect for other people - by avoiding congregating, staying in our extremely comfortable houses where we can and being considerate of other people's space when out? Up to 40% of people with Covid 19 have no symptoms and can spread this extremely nasty disease without even knowing it. OK so its a killer only for old people... except that it can be extremely nasty for young kids as well, and even those that recover may need ongoing dialysis - we are only at the start of knowing more about this and its lasting effects, so taking some precautions for public health and safety in the face of the unknown doesn't seem that difficult to me. The irony of commemorating VE day in lockdown, where we gave thanks to people who lived with war, bombing and rationing for 6 years whilst complaining about not being able to go to the beaches or get your hair cut struck me more than once during the day and since.

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