Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-02

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This page last updated on 2 October 2020

Joint statement released as new Covid-19 restrictions due to come into place

A joint statement from from the Metro Mayor, Mayor of Liverpool and Leaders of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral Councils:- "AT 1 minute past midnight tonight, new Covid19 restrictions will come in to place that will make the already perilous situation for our economy even tougher than it already is. As Leaders of the Liverpool City Region, we all understand why further restrictions may be needed to halt the spread of Covid19 in the communities we represent. But we also know that at the same time they will deal a hammer blow to our economy and in particular to our vital hospitality and leisure sector, on which over 50,000 jobs depend across our Region. This afternoon, we want to send a message to those businesses that we understand the pain you are going through, your fight to survive and that we stand with you. We have made it clear to the Government that with new restrictions must come a comprehensive package of financial support for our economy and that this is particularly urgent for businesses in your sector, many of which have already reached a breaking point. We pledge to you that we are doing everything we can to convince the Government to help. But we know that this is not enough and that words will not help you pay your staff, your rent or your suppliers. And, as elected leaders, we are collectively committed to Build Back Better from Covid19. But we know that once a business is gone it is gone and that if we do not act now to protect our economy from these new restrictions, we risk having nothing to build back from. So, our teams are now working at full tilt, in partnership across the Combined Authority and our 6 Local Authorities, to identify and re-purpose tens-of-millions of pounds in to a package of emergency interim financial support. The details of this are currently being worked through and whilst we know we can’t provide funding for every single business across the Liverpool City Region, we aim to support as many as practicably possible with the funding we have. We have taken this extremely difficult decision with the aim of providing last resort, stop gap funding to keep viable businesses going in the short term, while we continue to lobby the Government to invest in our economic survival and our future recovery. We hope to be able to announce the details of the fund early next week and urge those businesses who are teetering on the edge to hold fire on any immediate decisions until we have further details on what financial support we are able to offer."


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

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 6,968 cases and the total number now stand at 467,146, 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 66 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 42,268.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 2,376. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 341. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 323.

In England, there are a total of 398,728 confirmed cases. North West - total of 88,284 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, 6,725 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,530 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 2,228 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 3,039 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 2,327 confirmed cases


Wirral, 3,991 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

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

lackburn with Darwen, 2,757 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,443 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 4,936 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 2,749 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,015 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 2,796 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 13,211 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 8,224 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 4,353 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,431 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 3,528 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 3,231 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 2,840 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,113 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 2,473 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 2,518 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 3,633 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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