More than 430 new Covid cases recorded across the North West as concerns continue over the Indian variant

The total number of confirmed cases in the North West is now 612,974 as of Tuesday, May 18.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 9:39 am

Prior to April 9, those who took rapid tests and returned a positive test result counted as a positive result even if they took a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test that proved to be negative.

As from Friday, those who receive a negative PCR test result within three days of a positive rapid test result will have their positive results wiped from the system.

This may cause some case totals to fall day-to-day.

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A woman walks near an electronic road sign displaying COVID-19 information reading "Follow the Rules. Have Symptoms, Get A Test", in Bolton town centre

Nationwide, the latest figures from Public Health England show ​a total of 4,452,756 lab-confirmed cases across the UK since testing began.

It means another 1,979 people tested positive across the nation on Tuesday (May 18).

These are the figures for the North West

In the North West today (Monday, May 17, 2021), there has been a total of 612,974 confirmed cases since testing began, with 432 people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 151 people in the region's hospitals who are being treated for COVID-19, including 14 on ventilation.

A total of 61,632 people have received treatment for the virus at North West hospitals since the pandemic began.

The total number of North West deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate now stands at 20,194.

Of these deaths, 17,901 were recorded within 28 days of a positive test.

Blackburn with Darwen - 18,591 (Up from 18,554) +37

Blackpool - 9,313 (Up from 9,310) +3

Bolton - 27,780 (Up from 27,672) +108

Bury - 17,410 (Up from 17,395) +15

Cheshire East - 21,101 (Up from 21,087) +14

Cheshire West and Chester - 21,833 (Up from 21,829) +4

Cumbria - 28,282 (Up from 28,274) +8

Knowsley - 17,422 (Down from 17,423) -1

Lancashire - 98,880 (Up from 98,827) +53

Liverpool - 48,622 (Up from 48,618) +4

Manchester - 53,771 (Up from 53,732) +39

Oldham - 23,299 (Up from 23,292) +7

Rochdale - 21,586 (Up from 21,573) +13

Salford - 23,479 (Up from 23,462) +17

Sefton - 24,204 (Up from 24,195) +9

St Helens - 17,140 (Up from 17,133) +7

Stockport - 21,205 (Up from 21,197) +8

Tameside - 18,563 (Up from 18,561) +2

Trafford - 16,814 (Up from 16,793) +21

Warrington - 17,941 (Up from 17,940) +1

Wigan - 29,366 (Up from 29,353) +13

Wirral - 24,361 (Up from 24,358) +3

Data is provided by Public Health England. You can view the data here.

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