Deaths up but cases down: The latest COVID-19 case numbers for Macclesfield

  Posted: 24.11.21 at 01:43 by Alexander Greensmith

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As many countries Western Europe head into lockdown, coronavirus cases in Macclesfield are declining, but deaths are on the rise.

Next week will likely show our town fall below 300 cases.

The figures below for the seven day period ending November 18 2021, reveal all but three areas in Macclesfield saw a reduction in case figures.

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Bollington 54 (up 27)
Central Macclesfield 43 (down 12)
Gawsworth & Macclesfield Forest 29 (down 17)
Macclesfield Bollinbrook 28 (up 1)
Macclesfield East & Hurdsfield 38 (down 30)
Macclesfield Tytherington 21 (down 5)
Macclesfield Upton Priory & Greenside 33 (up 15)
Macclesfield Weston 24 (no change)
Macclesfield South & Lyme Green 26 (down 6)
Prestbury and Adlington 14 (down 3)

As of November 18 - the latest figures - there are at least 300 cases of coronavirus in the Macclesfield area.

Despite the low numbers overall, Central Macclesfield still has the highest cases, and will be a hub for Christmas events in the weeks to come. As a result, Cheshire East's Public Health Director has reminded us to keep safe out there.

This a reduction of 70 cases, from the week of the seven days until November 11, with 370 Macclesfield cases.

With positive cases of Covid-19 still very high in Cheshire East and surrounding areas, the council is advising residents to not let their guard down when it comes to Covid safety.

Towards the end of this month and into December, there will be many local and well attended light and Christmas market events, for which Macclesfield Nub News will report on later today.

Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: “I recognise it’s been a difficult year, and appreciate our residents continuing to keep themselves and others safe in Cheshire East.

“Together, it’s in our hands and we can all continue to look after each other this Christmas by staying safe.

It is important to remember that there are still COVID deaths. At least 14 died in Cheshire East in the most recent seven day period.

“Covid is not going away and it’s not a big sacrifice to make to wear a face covering in crowded and especially in busy indoor places, to wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser, and to keep a safe distance from others, especially those you do not live with.

“I would also ask residents to take a quick lateral flow test before going to any organised event or high risk place.

"It takes minutes, and if unfortunately, your result does come back positive or you are displaying symptoms, you will be doing the right thing by immediately self-isolating until you get the result of a confirmatory PCR test.”

While Macc-specific data reported today goes towards last week, more up to date figures are available for Cheshire East as a whole.

232 new people had a confirmed positive test result reported in Cheshire East on November 23.

Showing us how it is done: Dr. Matt Tyrer taking a quick-result COVID-19 test.

Between 17 November 2021 and 23 November 2021, 1,617 people in Cheshire East had a confirmed positive test result. This shows an increase of 4.1% compared to the previous 7 days.

Some people with coronavirus have to go into hospital.

3 people with coronavirus went into hospital on 14 November 2021.

Between 8 November 2021 and 14 November 2021, 22 went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 10.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 29 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 16 November 2021.

Some people in the hospital need to use a special device called a mechanical ventilator to help them breathe.

There were 3 coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 16 November 2021.

There were 2 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on 23 November 2021.

Between 17 November 2021 and 23 November 2021, there have been 14 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. This shows an increase of 250.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

Additionally, all of October kept to single figure deaths, but they are now in the double figures.

For data protection reasons, it is unknown if any of the hospitalised or deceased are from Macclesfield.

At least 76.4% of Macclesfield residents aged 12 and over in each ward have had two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Booster jabs, which are now eligible to over 40s, can be booked here.

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