Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-01

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This page last updated on 1 October 2020

2nd reissue - Response to new Covid-19 restrictions

A joint statement from the Metro Mayor, City Mayor, Council Leaders and MPs of the Liverpool City Region has been issued as follows:- "As the elected leaders and MPs of the Liverpool City Region our first priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of the 1.6 million people that we represent. It’s absolutely right that we do everything we can to stop the spread of Coronavirus and keep as many people as safe as possible. Over the past few days, we have engaged in talks with minsters over their proposals for greater restrictions. The measures announced today are a step in the right direction but we need to understand whether they are enough to really address the escalating cases in our City region. Therefore, we are requesting that the government provide us with the scientific evidence so we can understand if these measures will be sufficient to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition, we are also aware that, without appropriate financial support from the government, restrictions will damage businesses and industries – in many cases irretrievably – when in normal times they are perfectly viable. Our region is an international destination, and our visitor economy is worth almost £5bn to the city region economy every year and employs over 50,000 people. Over recent years, our hospitality and retail industries have been vibrant and growing. But we have already seen some businesses go under in the face of COVID and, without Government assistance over the past few months, many more would have followed. These new restrictions mean that we will also need an immediate substantial additional package of economic support from the Government urgently and, so far, it is not clear that this is being provided. We will now seek further urgent talks with the Government on these measures, any further measures, and what their response is to our request for a financial support package." Signed by:-

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region


Joe Anderson OBE
Mayor of Liverpool
Cllr Rob Polhill
Leader of Halton Council
Cllr Graham Morgan
Leader of Knowsley Council
Cllr Ian Maher
Leader of Sefton Council
Cllr David Baines
Leader of St Helens Council
Cllr Janette Williamson
Leader of Wirral Council

Conor McGinn MP, Alison McGovern MP, Ian Byrne MP, Angela Eagle MP, Mick Whitley MP, Paula Barker MP, Kim Johnson MP, Bill Esterson MP, Margaret Greenwood MP, Dan Carden MP,Marie Rimmer MP, Mike Amesbury MP,Maria Eagle MP, George Howarth MP

FSB reaction to restriction measures announced by Government

FSB Merseyside and Cheshire Area Leader, Yvette Hastings, has issued the following response in connection to the restriction measures announced by the Government today. Yvette Hastings said:- "Smaller businesses are the bedrock of the Liverpool City Region and Warrington business communities respectively. There needs to be clarity in the guidance from Government on what smaller businesses are able to do and not do under the additional local restrictions announced today. Alongside this, it's vital that smaller businesses are supported for as long as these measures are in place across Liverpool City Region and Warrington. Smaller businesses will need financial support to make the changes needed to be COVID secure, and adapt to these new measures. It is absolutely critical that we get grant support to small and micro businesses quickly to help them adapt and provide some much needed support for cash flow."

LGA respond to latest Test and Trace figures

RESPONDING to the publication of the NHS Test and Trace and Coronavirus testing figures for the period 17 September to 23 September 2020, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "People who test positive for COVID-19 have a duty to help halt its transmission and protect those most at risk, now more than ever. Councils' public health teams are using their unique expertise and understanding of their communities to reach those who cannot be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace system, including speaking other languages. These figures show they are having much more success at reaching complex close contacts of positive cases. Many Councils have launched, or will shortly launch, their own locally supported contact tracing arrangements. However to maintain and improve upon their local efforts, they continue to need prompt information on who they should be trying to contact as soon as possible, along with the right resources."

NHS Test and Trace and Coronavirus testing statistics 17 September to 23 September can be located on the Gov.UK website.

LGA responds to age UK report on Domestic Abuse Bill

RESPONDING to an Age UK report on the Domestic Abuse Bill and call for greater protections for older people from experiencing domestic abuse, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said:- "Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously, which is why we support measures in the Domestic Abuse Bill to improve support for more victims of all ages and stop this horrendous crime. In order to prevent domestic abuse from happening in the 1st place, there should be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes and support more victims. Significant budget pressures mean Local Authorities are increasingly being forced to prioritise spending for those at immediate risk of harm, rather than on vital earlier support services and prevention schemes which help stop domestic abuse. The upcoming Spending Review needs to provide the long term, sustainable settlement for councils so they can protect individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse, including investment in perpetrator programmes and a new National Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy."

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 6,914 cases and the total number now stand at 460,178, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 59 according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 42,202.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 2,276. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 332. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 323.

In England, there are a total of 393,931 confirmed cases. North West - total of 86,681 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-


Liverpool, 6,470 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,484 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 2,165 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 2,965 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 2,277 confirmed cases


Wirral, 3,924 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

lackburn with Darwen, 2,735 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,419 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 4,872 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 2,698 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 2,987 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 2,776 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 12,972 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 8,010 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 4,307 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,383 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 3,460 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 3,180 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 2,802 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,092 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 2,432 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 2,482 confirmed cases.

 Wigan, 3,579 confirmed cases.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

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