549 coronavirus deaths recorded in Cheshire East


Cheshire East Council is reminding residents how important it is to continue to follow social distancing guidance and observe other measures to stop a rise in Covid-19 infections across the region.

Latest figures show a rise of 33 cases of Covid-19 in Cheshire East in the week up to 29 August with the borough recording a total of 2,406 cases since the start of the pandemic. Sadly, there have been 549 deaths recorded.

Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cabinet member for public health and corporates services at Cheshire East Council, said: "While the infection rate in Cheshire East remains generally low, there has been a rise in infections across the region during the past few weeks and this is something we need to eradicate.

"We know many residents are enjoying being able to get back to socialising with friends following the relaxation in measures around pubs and restaurants, and to get back some sense of normality that the countrywide lockdown took away. However, we must all do the right thing for Cheshire East by remembering that we are still in the midst of a pandemic and we should not allow complacency to set in.

"From Monday 14 September social gatherings of more than six people are banned, this applies to meeting friends both indoors and outdoors.

"We all should continue to try and stay at least two metres apart from anyone we do not live with and to keep a consistent high level of hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds. Do this as soon as you get home. Where soap and water are not available, use hand sanitiser. Avoid touching your face.

"Wear a face covering if you can – you must do so on public transport, in shops, cinemas, theatres and when you go to medical appointments. (Some people do not have to wear a face covering, such as children under three and people with certain health conditions.)

"Residents visiting restaurants and pubs are urged to abide by the social distancing measures that each establishment has in place, and to ensure they provide contact details as required so that the NHS track and trace system can be put into place should a rise in cases be pinpointed to one of the places they have visited."



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Mark Russell
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 10:39 am
380,790 people in Cheshire east. So we have a mortality rate of 0.15%. While people dieing isn’t good how many other illness out there is more deadly?
Shane Moynihan
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 11:23 am
Mark, by your statistics (measuring mortality rate across the full population) there are NONE.

This is (by far) the worst.

Ischemic heart disease has a mortality rate of ca 126 per 100,000. This is, globally, the next highest. So 0.0126 %.

Cheshire East's figure for Covid is TEN TIMES this.

This is leaving aside the fact that we have only seen Covid here for six months. You might want to double your annualised figure.
Emma Varga
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 2:01 pm
If 549 people died with Covid-19 in Cheshire East and the population is 380,790 - the percentage calculation is 549/380,790 which equates to 0.00144174% mortality rate.
Mark Russell
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 2:37 pm
Thanks Emma. So coronary heart disease is way more deadly.
Alan Butler
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 4:35 pm
Err, no. Covid-19's mortality rate in East Cheshire is 0.144% (549/380,790) which is higher than the coronary heart disease rate of 0.126% (126 per 100,000).

More importantly, coronary heart disease isn't infectious, but Covid-19 is.
Shane Moynihan
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 4:53 pm
Appreciate the correction Alan, thank you. I seemed to have mislaid an order of magnitude in the arithmetic...!

In any case, it's still coming out as roughly double heart disease (when you correct for the exposure period). Agree with your point re contagiousness.
Emma Varga
Thursday 10th September 2020 at 5:33 pm
Thank you for the correction Alan re the % figure.
Yvonne Howson
Saturday 12th September 2020 at 3:37 pm
I feel the rise in cases could be misleading. I know of two people who have needed 4 tests due to hospital appts and respite care etc. One tested negative 4 times, the other tested positive 4 times (although he states he does not feel ill and although at home, able to do DIY etc as normal. My point is the man will count as 4 cases, although in reality he is one case. I wonder how many others are multiple tests?
Mark Russell
Saturday 12th September 2020 at 4:27 pm
143% of statistics are made up
Simon Worthington
Thursday 17th September 2020 at 7:36 am
We are no longer in a "pandemic"..
Annual approximate death rate in Cheshire east 2000. Can our councillor provide the data on other deaths? How many treatable cancer cases are now terminal due to the neglect of "our NHS"? August 25th. Covid cases in England's hospitals 767, in ICU around 60. Empty beds - thousands. Less than ONE covid patient per hospital!
How many demises were over 90, 80 etc? How many were infected by the placing of those infected in hospital into care homes? How many had other frailties or co-morbities?
How many of you will gleefully queue up for the relatively untested mutant chimp vacine about to be foisted on us by AZ with the conivance of gubmint?
This is all softening us up for further restrictions on public freedoms under the guise of that other huge scam "man made climate change". Be very, very worried!!
Simon Worthington
Thursday 17th September 2020 at 4:03 pm
Apologies, number error. Approx 5000 deaths annually, some 2000+ in the 5 months referred to!
Tony Haluradivth
Thursday 17th September 2020 at 8:57 pm
Simon Worthington ...well said. My wife is having cancer treatment (delayed by lockdown) and has been tested 5 times for Covid. All negative...her nurse told her that another patient who was obviouslyasymptomatic tested positive 3 times and had to quarantine each time the nurse also said that would be counted as 3 separate Covid cases.