COVID-19: Congleton re-enters triple figures in coronavirus cases

  Posted: 09.09.21 at 13:24 by Alexander Greensmith

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Congleton Nub News has revealed the latest coronavirus case figures in and around Congleton.

As parents head back to the office, and their youngsters prepare to go back to school, we have seen cases significantly rise.

The latest figures from GOV.UK reveal Congleton COVID-cases have once again reached triple figures.

Positive tests in Congleton are only set to increase as this week's heatwave and returning to school have not been taken into account.

The latest data, listed below, is for a positive test for coronavirus for the seven days leading to September 3 2021.

Please note: these figures are just before most children and teens went back to school, which is a largely unvaccinated population.

Congleton: With these latest case figures, are you still wearing a mask on our high street?

Brackets denotes the change from the previous seven days.

Congleton wards are listed in alphabetical order

Buglawton
Cases 24 (down -5 from last week)

Congleton Town
Cases 22 (-8)

Congleton West Heath
Cases 29 (+5)

Congleton's Meadowside Medical Centre is a vaccination hub for our town.

Cranage & Goostrey
Cases 16 (+1)

Hightown, Mossley & Timbersbrook
Cases 13 (+2)

This means there is a total of 104 positive tests of coronavirus in Congleton, according to the most recent data.

Across Cheshire East, there was a total of 1419 cases of COVID-19 from September 3 2021. Up 275 from the previous seven days.

7.32% of coronavirus cases in our borough are currently in Congleton.

Anti-vaccination poster adorns a vaccination site direction sign at Congleton Museum.

Hightown, Mossley & Timbersbrook has the highest vaccination rate in our area, and is also one of the highest for jabs in Cheshire East.

They have had 92.1% of their ward population who have had one vaccine, 86.8% have had two.

Congleton West Heath currently has the second most vaccinated population, closely followed by Cranage & Goostrey.

Congleton Town has the fourth-lowest rates of protection form COVID. 86.5% of Beartown residents have had a single jab there. Just 79.9% have had a second.

Buglawton has the lowest rates of inoculation in our area.

West Road's New Life Church Congleton has held multiple pop-up test sites in recent weeks. (Image - Cheshire East Swab Squad)

According to the September 8 GOV.UK data, only 78.8% of Buglawton residents have had both jabs.

86.3% in the Congleton suburb have at least had their first.


In our borough, 300,196 people had been given a first dose by the end of 7 September 2021.

2019 figures suggest 380,694 live in our area. This suggests 78.85% of Cheshire East have had at least one vaccine against the virus.

Two people with coronavirus went into hospital on 29 August 2021.

Cheshire East Council's Public Health Director Dr. Matt Tyrer shows Congleton how to do a self-administered lateral flow test.

Between 23 August 2021 and 29 August 2021, six went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows an increase of 200.0% compared to the previous 7 days.

There were 9 patients in hospital with coronavirus on 31 August 2021.

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

There were two Cheshire East coronavirus patients in hospital beds with a mechanical ventilator on 31 August 2021.

There were three borough deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus on 8 September 2021.

Hightown, Mossley & Timbersbrook, home to Congleton Train Station, has the least cases in our area.

Between 2 September 2021 and 8 September 2021, there have been five local deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

This shows an increase of deaths in Cheshire East of 66.7% compared to the previous seven days.

Due to data protection reasons, it is unknown of the hospitalised or deceased were from our town, or at Congleton War Memorial Hospital on Canal Road.

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