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This page last updated on 04 December 2020

Rewarding the Adult Social Care Workforce

CARE England, the largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, has appealed for the Government to implement a comprehensive strategy for rewarding the adult social care workforce. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "The Prime Minister and others in the Government have frequently paid tribute to care workers, who have been at the front line of the UK's response to the Covid19 Pandemic. Therefore, this week, we wrote to the Secretary of State to urge him to engage with the important issue of rewarding the adult social care workforce. This is interlinked with the need for the Government to fund the recent increases in the National Living Wage."

This follows the Scottish Government's recent announcement a 1 off payment of ₤500 for Scotland's health and care staff. Whilst the Welsh Government previously pledged to pay care workers in July. In its letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Care England outlined that it was both willing and able to work with the Government to craft such solutions in the coming weeks and months. Martin Green continues:- "The need to reward social care workers is accentuated when we consider the Chancellor's recent pledge to increase the pay of NHS nurses. A failure to reward the adult social care workforce will only further the perception that social care is the poor relation of the NHS. Whilst any such strategy should reward both care and auxiliary staff alike as both are fundamental to care services."

Shock as Liverpool's Mayor Jo Anderson OBE is arrested

ON 4 December 2020, the news broke that Liverpool's Mayor Jo Anderson OBE is arrested along with 4 others over a building contracts probe into properly developer Elliot Lawless who founded the Elliot Group in 2013. Jo Anderson's arrest is on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation. Jo Anderson has been a Councillor in Liverpool for 22 years and has gained in profile since he was 1st elected as a Labour Councillor. Before becoming the 1st elected Mayor of the City, in 2012, Jo Anderson was the previously the Leader of Liverpool City Council. He has also been on the board of Directors at Liverpool Vision, an Urban Regeneration Company within the City. Back in 2018, Mayor Anderson was quizzed by Officers from Lancashire Police and following that interview, he released a statement that it was conducted:- "voluntarily under caution." Over the Pandemic he has spent most of 2020 shielding at his home, due to underlying health conditions and his eldest brother, Bill, died in October 2020, after contracting Coronavirus.

Merseyside Police have not named any of the men arrested, only saying the following statement:- "5 people have been arrested by Detectives, on Friday, 4 December 2020, in connection with offences of bribery and witness intimidation as part of an investigation into building and development contracts in Liverpool. The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation.

Those arrested are as follows:-

 A 62 year old man, from Old Swan has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation.

 A 33 year old man, from West Derby, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation.

 A 46 year old man, from Ainsdale, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation.

 A 25 year old man, from, Ormskirk, has been arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation.

 A 72 year old man, from Aigburth, has been arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation.

Those arrested have been taken to Police Stations across Merseyside where they will be questioned by Detectives."

Liverpool city council spokeswoman said:- "Liverpool City Council is cooperating with Merseyside police in relation to its ongoing investigation. We do not comment on matters relating to individuals."

Sefton's Mayor's heartfelt:- "thank you" to residents across the Borough

THE Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, has shared a heartfelt:- "thank you" to residents across the Borough who have already supported this year's toy appeal. And she is reminding people that there is still time to get involved before Christmas with festive cheer needed more than ever this year. Since launching the appeal in November, more than ₤1,200 has been donated via Sefton's Crowd Funding platform and hundreds of gifts have been delivered to Bootle Town Hall. It is the 1st time the Mayor's appeal has used Crowd Funding for the annual gift event, and donations surpassed the target just 48 hours after it was launched. The Crowd Funding has now closed and volunteers from the Council will use the funds to buy gifts from some local businesses that will be distributed to more than 500 families by Christmas Day. New and unwrapped toys, gift vouchers, toiletries, pyjamas and stocking fillers for all ages, are still needed and welcomed as part of the appeal. Items can be donated in the following ways:-

Purchased online and sent to the following delivery address:-

 Sefton Mayor's Christmas Toy Appeal, Town Hall, Oriel Road, Bootle L20 7AE.

 Dropped off at the in store donation point, at Asda Central 12, Southport.

 Dropped off at libraries and leisure centres which re-opened, on 2 December 2020, opening hours may be varied so people should check before making a drop off.

 People need to drop off their donations by Tuesday, 22 December 2020, in time for them to be sent out for Christmas Day.

Cllr Burns said:- "I have been absolutely delighted by the support we've already received from people across the Borough for this year's toy appeal. For the very 1st time we set up a Crowd Funding page for the appeal, and I couldn't quite believe that we reached our target after less than 2 days. It just goes to show how generous and kind our residents are, thinking of others this Christmas. I would also like to say a special thank you to Crosby resident Jack who ran a ˝ marathon raising an incredible ₤1,000, and a number of community groups who have gone above and beyond to support my appeal this year."

Jack Antonio, aged 23, ran a ˝ marathon around Crosby in November and raised ₤1,000 which he used to buy toys and gifts that he has generously donated to the appeal.

Jack was due to take part in an event earlier in the year to fundraise for the Mayor's Christmas Toy Appeal. Despite the event being cancelled due to the ongoing health Pandemic, he decided still to complete his run locally and support families across the Borough this Christmas.

Community groups including Attitude Dance (Bootle) and Marina Sands JFC (Crosby) as well as Sefton Schools and Parish Councils have been collecting gifts to give back to their communities. There's also been a huge amount of support from local businesses, Sefton Council employees, elected members and people from all wards across the Borough.

Cllr Burns added:- "It's just so incredible to think that people are putting others 1st this festive season, ensuring that children across Sefton have a gift to open on Christmas Day. However, we're still looking for new and unwrapped gifts as there are hundreds of families that we need to support more than ever this year. Gifts need to be donated by no later than Tuesday, 22 December 2020, with a small gift could go a long way to making this year special for families across Sefton."

For further information on the Mayor's Christmas Toy Appeal call or text the Mayor's Office:- 07837863075 or visit:- Sefton.Gov.UK/ToyAppeal.

Innovative partnership provides route out of digital exclusion and into work

A new scheme is supporting more than 100 long-term unemployed people in the Liverpool City Region into the workplace, by providing them with computer equipment, access to the internet, and digital skills training. This innovative scheme is delivered by Pathways to Work and has been developed in partnership between Jobcentre Plus and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Households into Work programme, with funding from DWP's Flexible Support Fund. Eligible participants, including:- more than 70 Households into Work clients so far, receive a desktop computer or laptop, free internet access for 2 months, along with a computer desk and chair set up for them in their home. Participants in the scheme, which runs until March next year, have to do a Level One course in Internet Safety for IT Users and upon completion of an assessment they are allowed to keep all of the equipment they have been given. The assessment is normally taken in a classroom, but due to the Covid19 Pandemic and Lockdown, Pathways to Work is radically changing the way they conduct the 20 minute multiple choice assessment. An 18 seater bus has been converted so that trainers can travel to the homes of people who are unable to come to them, giving the option to take the assessment on board.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:- "When I was elected I pledged to drive towards making the City Region the most digitally inclusive place in the UK. Our Households into Work programme has worked with more than 1600 people across the last three years, helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from entering the work place. The Pandemic has shown us even more strongly just how essential technology is in connecting us to work, learn and access entertainment. A lack of digital skills and IT equipment is a major barrier holding talented people back, especially now when we are more reliant than ever on technology to access services and job opportunities, as well as keeping in touch with each other. That's why during the 1st Lockdown we funded a number of schemes tackling digital exclusion through LCR Cares and that's why we are backing this scheme now."

Joe Anderson Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills at the Combined Authority and Mayor of Liverpool said:- "Giving people access to equipment and digital skills has never been more important, particularly given the impact of Coronavirus on our communities. It helps people to keep working their way through courses, stay in touch with learning providers, search for jobs and gain skills that will be crucial in the future. So much has had to be put on hold this year and it's essential these opportunities can be taken up, allowing eligible Households into Work and Job Centre Plus clients to move back towards employment."

Peter Jamieson, Group Director for the North West and North Central Region at the Department for Work and Pensions said:- "Our partnership with Pathways to Work and the LCR Households into Work programme has provided a lifeline for people who are socially excluded during the Pandemic due to not having the skills and equipment to get online. Many training and job search activities have moved online. So if you do not have access to a device and WIFI, along with digital skills, your chances of getting a job are much smaller. We are delighted that Jobcentre Plus was able to fund this project through our Flexible Support Fund and are so pleased to hear the difference it has made to so many people."

Jamie Bills from Pathways into Work has overseen the conversion of the bus into a mobile learning unit. He said:- "We have seen the landscape of teaching and delivery change dramatically over the last 6 months. We have found it imperative to have a joined up tactical approach to combat digital exclusion across the Region. Pathways to Work is working closely with the Households to Work team at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and DWP to collectively make a measurable difference."

Households into Work has supported more than 1600 people over the last 3 years. With a team of 25 advocates based in all 6 Liverpool City Region Local Authority areas, they work with disenfranchised, long term unemployed people who, because of their circumstances, have difficulty finding and sustaining employment.  Lucy from Knowsley took her Level 1 assessment on the bus today. She said:- "The computer is allowing me to complete online courses which are going to help me back into the workplace and to be able to have the bus come practically to your door to be able to take the assessment in a Covid safe setting is brilliant. It's really made a difference to me."

Pathways to Work is running until March 2021. For more information on the Households into Work programme or to find out how you can be referred go to:- LiverpoolCityRegion-CA.Gov.UK.

Phased transition of Liverpool Covid Testing Sites begins

THE phased transition of Liverpool's Covid Testing Sites from the military to civilian staff is getting under way. Around 2,000 troops have facilitated 200,000 Covid tests at almost 50 Testing Centres in the City over the last month, with around a third of the population getting tested. The Covid infection rate in the City has reduced from 680 per 100,000 people to under 100 in the space of around 6 weeks. It means Liverpool and the wider City Region became the 1st area in the country to move down from Tier 3 to Tier 2 when Lockdown ended, enabling many businesses to reopen for the 1st time in months. Members of 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, have been training around 140 civilian staff in the use of PPE, administering lateral flow tests and processing results to allow for a smooth transition to a community testing programme.

Director of Public Health, Matthew Ashton, said:- "We are hugely grateful to the Army for their support in setting up and staffing Testing Centres across the City over the last month, and they will remain with us for the transition period. Their unfailing professionalism has shone through every single day, and I have received many compliments about how polite and helpful they have been to people visiting the Test Centres. We simply could not have done this at such scale and speed without their support, and they should be really proud of the role they have played in helping Liverpool and the wider City Region come out of the Lockdown in a lower Tier than we entered it. We are asking people without symptoms to continue using the remaining centres to get tested and build it in to their routine before they do things such as going shopping, visiting the theatre, a football match, the hairdressers, the cinema, a night out and so on. The more people who get tested, the more chance we have of continuing the decline in positive cases we have seen in recent weeks, and getting life going again in the City up to Christmas and beyond."

They will be operating a reduced number of centres across the City which will concentrate on what is known as SMART community testing (Systematic Meaningful Asymptomatic Repeated Testing) focused on enabling people to go about their everyday lives safely, opening up the economy and getting life going again in Liverpool. The focus will be around encouraging people to get tested before they mix with others, such going for a night out at the cinema or a theatre, go Christmas shopping, attend a business event or football match and see their family over the festive season. A total of 5 main static sites for people without symptoms to get tested are now operating 7 days per week, from 7am to 7pm.

The locations are as follows:-

 Aintree Baptist Church, Longmoor Lane, L9 0EH

 Exhibition Centre Liverpool, King's Dock, L3 4FP (7am to 2pm on Sunday)

 Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Conleach Road, Speke, L24 0TR

 Liverpool Tennis Centre, Wavertree Sports Park, Wellington Road, L15 4LE

 Liverpool FC Anfield Stadium, Anfield Road, L4 0TH (7am to 2pm on Sunday)

 Croxteth Hall is also open as a testing site, from 9am to 4pm, each day, currently.

The 'hubs' will be further supported by a number of smaller:- 'pop up' Testing Sites which will appear around the City in key community locations on a rotation basis.

City Centre sites are coming on stream, on Saturday, 5 December 2020, in order to support the retail and hospitality sectors so visitors and customers can:- 'Test and Go' before going shopping or for a meal.  They are:-

 The former FatFace unit, at Liverpool ONE, on Upper South John Street; open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm, on Sunday.

 Liverpool Town Hall, from 9am to 6pm, initially as a 1 day trial, aimed at people using the hospitality businesses around Castle Street.

An up to date list of currently open sites can be found at:- Liverpool.Gov.UK/smarttesting, along with more details about the testing programme.

Brigadier Joe Fossey, Commander of the 8th Engineer Brigade, said:- "It has been a real privilege to help and support Liverpool deliver the 1st ever UK City wide testing pilot, and prove how community testing can help in the fight against Covid19. The success in Liverpool has helped support testing roll out elsewhere. We have been inundated with support, well wishes and positivity from every corner of the City. All of my soldiers are extremely grateful for the warm reception and generosity shown by the people of Liverpool. Thank you. It has made our job so much easier and we remain indebted to the many volunteers, community leaders and businesses that helped us deliver things so quickly. I would like to congratulate the superb team of teams who orchestrated the logistics and testing delivery. To my Liverpool City Council, NHS, Emergency Services and Academic colleagues, I want you to know it has been a pleasure to work alongside you. You are a formidable team."

Liverpool landmarks go green to show the NSPCC is here for children this Christmas

LANDMARKS across Liverpool will join dozens more across the UK in lighting up green this week in support of the NSPCC's Christmas appeal. 2020 has been tough for everyone, as the Pandemic changed the way we live and Christmas is often a difficult time for children suffering abuse, neglect and poor mental health, with the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic expected to put even more children at risk this year. By lighting up sites across the country in the run up to the festive period, the NSPCC wants to remind the public that the children's charity is here for children, whenever they need support. Liverpool City Council have agreed to light up the Town Hall, St George's Hall and the Cunard Building green for the NSPCC on December 7, with Liverpool ONE and World Museum also going green for the charity. The Merseyside venues join sites across the UK including the North East's Tyne Bridge, York bar walls, Cardiff Castle, Alexandra Palace and Battersea Power Station in lighting up to support the NSPCC.

Deborah Sefton, fundraiser for the NSPCC, said:- "It's really terrific to see Liverpool going green again for us this year, the sites really look amazing and serve as a reminder that the NSPCC is here for children, like a beacon of light at what can be a dark time of year. For thousands of children, being stuck at home for the holidays is a terrifying thought; and they urgently need their voices to be heard. We're here for children this Christmas, protecting them from abuse and supporting them when they feel like they have nowhere else to turn. On the phone, online, wherever they need us to be, the NSPCC is here."

Deputy Mayor and Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Children's Services Councillor Lynnie Hinnigan said:- "Liverpool City Council is pleased to support the NSPCC again this year by having our historic buildings go green. The NSPCC and Childline staff and volunteers at the Great Homer Street centre and across the country do an incredible job all year round to support young people and families across the country, and we hope that by going green on December 7 we'll encourage more people to support them in 2021 and beyond."

Donna Howitt, Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, said:- "We're proud to be turning our lights green as a tribute to the fantastic work which the NSPCC does, helping to raise much needed awareness of how children up and down the country really do rely on the charity's vital services."

Laura Pye, Director, National Museums Liverpool, which comprises 8 venues including World Museum said:- "It has never been more important to support our communities and look after the most vulnerable. 2020 has been such a difficult year but we are shining a ray of hope for the way forward. It is so sad to hear that Coronavirus has put even more children at risk of abuse, neglect and poor mental health. Together, we are raising awareness of this. We admire the vital work of the NSPCC and are proud to support them, and the children they help, at this time. Christmas can be a difficult time for children suffering abuse, neglect and poor mental health, and the impact of the Coronavirus looks likely to put even more children at risk this year. Since Lockdown began, Childline counsellors have delivered almost 43,000 sessions to young people concerned about their mental or emotional health, experiencing loneliness and low self esteem or who felt they didn't fit in or feel 'normal,' and as the Pandemic continues, we continue to hear from children who are struggling about all kinds of topics."

The NSPCC said:- "Last Christmas, there were 6,566 Childline counselling sessions (between December 24, 2019 and January 4, 2020), with a 26% increase in counselling sessions about suicidal thoughts and feelings compared to the previous Christmas. We don't yet know how many children and young people will need us this year, but we'll be there, ready to support them however we can. We're calling on the public to donate ₤20 to the NSPCC so ensure services like Childline can be here to hear children's troubles at a time of year when it's all too easy to feel isolated. Every ₤4 donated means a Childline counsellor can answer a call, email or message from a young person when they need us most, so a ₤20 donation will help five children this Christmas. To find out how you can support the NSPCC this Christmas, to ensure we're here for children when they need us most, go to:- NSPCC.Org.UK."

CLA calls for avian flu vigilance and to comply with new bird housing measures

WITH a total of 6 confirmed cases in Great Britain in captive flocks, and in excess of 140 findings of infected wild birds, widely spaced across England and Wales, it was felt that a housing order, which comes into force, on 14 December 2020, was essential as part of a revised Avian Influenza Protection Zone (AIPZ).  The new housing measures mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict bio security measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. Public health advice is that the risk to human health from the virus is very low and food standards bodies advise that avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for UK consumers, and it does not affect the consumption of poultry products including eggs.

Government Chief Veterinary Officers are encouraging bird keepers to use the next 11 days to prepare for new housing measures, including taking steps to safeguard animal welfare, consult their vet and where necessary put up additional housing. These housing measures build on the strengthened bio security regulations that were brought in as part of the Avian Influenza Protection Zone (AIPZ) on 11 November 2020. The AIPZ means that all poultry and captive bird keepers need to take extra precautions, such as cleaning and disinfecting equipment, clothing and vehicles, limiting access to non-essential people on their sites, and workers changing clothing and footwear before entering bird enclosures.

The recent cases of Avian Flu is a reminder that all poultry keepers should remain vigilant, particularly keepers of 'backyard flocks' in areas where they might easily mix with wild migratory birds, especially wildfowl. With the colder weather there is an increased risk from avian influenza in the UK from migrating wild birds (which might infect domestic poultry).  Owners who has a flock numbering more than 50 birds must register the flock. Even keepers with fewer than 50 are encouraged to register.  For keepers of game birds and other species such as geese, there is an acceptance that actual housing is impossible, not least as it has adverse welfare consequences. However, kept game birds can be roof netted or other arrangements made to keep wild birds away from them (Eg. covering feeders and drinkers within un-notable pens and the use of crow bangers etc).

Given the latest outbreak, keepers of 'backyard flocks' should consider:-

 Housing birds or in some way keep them separate from wild birds.

 Deterring wild birds, and consider creating a run outside the hen house.

 Keeping feed and water either in the housing or in the run, but exclude wild birds.

 Keep a careful eye on health and if in doubt, call the vet.

 Control rodents.

 Water is best provided from a purpose made drinker, not from natural sources that might be shared with wild birds.

 Practice bio security.

CLA North Director Dorothy Fairburn said:- "This recent incidents of this disease and its devastating impact is a sharp reminder to all poultry keepers to instigate measures to minimise the risks to their flocks being infected. Avian flu is a notifiable disease, and we would strongly advise that suspected symptoms be reported to Defra or the Animal & Plant Health Agency. We would encourage early compliance with the housing order, and also for keepers of game birds and some other species such as geese to protect their flocks as appropriate."

Signs of avian flu include:- loss of appetite, swollen heads, discolouration of neck and throat, diarrhoea and fewer eggs laid and respiratory problems. Despite being a highly infectious and deadly disease in birds, the risks to human health are very low and bird flu does not pose a food safety risk.

Southport MP Damien Moore has continued to campaign for the Government to 'level up' and improve the North of England

SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore last week led an Westminster Hall debate on North of England; Infrastructure Spending, where he called for Ministers to grant proposals worth ₤50million to boost Southport through the Town Deal. He also called for the restoration of the Burscough Curves, to reconnect direct rail travel between Southport, Preston and Ormskirk.

This week Damien Moore has again spoken in Parliament, where he challenged Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to spend some of the ₤4billion infrastructure investment fund on improving Southport.

The Chancellor's 'Levelling Up Fund' aims to invest in infrastructure with 'a visible impact on people and their communities' in the UK. It was announced as part of the Spending Review in November to help places to build back from the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Southport MP Damien Moore said:- "Last week, my right Honourable Friend announced the national infrastructure bank, which will be headquartered in the North of England, and a ₤4billion infrastructure investment fund. Can he outline more of the details of those proposals and how, in particular, forthcoming projects will benefit my constituents in Southport?"

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak replied:- "The new national infrastructure bank will invest in projects like transport, digital infrastructure and renewable energy through a series of loans, guarantees, equity and other hybrid products. The levelling up fund will fund what I call the infrastructure of everyday life projects up to ₤20million that can be delivered quickly —make a tangible difference to our constituents and increase the pride we feel in the places we call home."

Speaking after the debate, Mr Moore said that helping the North of England to recover from the Colvid-19 Pandemic must be a priority for the Government.

The Conservative MP Damien Moore has previously highlighted figures published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in October, which which reveal that spending on infrastructure was higher per person in London, at ₤1,461 a year on average over a 5 year period, than in the North West, where the average was ₤979; the North East, where it was ₤793; and Yorkshire and the Humber, where it was ₤744.

MP Damien Moore said:- "The North has historically seen greater adversity and has seen unparalleled disruption, compared with other parts of the country. That has exposed the deep structural, systematic disadvantage that we face. I am calling on this Government to recognise the urgent need to redress those inequalities and to invest in infrastructure, which will unleash the North's potential. In Southport we have submitted a list of proposals worth ₤50million through the Town Deal, and have also delivered a business plan to reinstate the Burscough Curves which would restore direct rail services between Southport, Preston and Ormskirk. I will continue campaigning to ensure that we get the best deal we can for Southport and for the North of England, helping us to build back strongly from this devastating Pandemic."

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 16,298 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,690,432 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

THE total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 504, within 28 days of positive test, 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:- 60,617, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 69,752.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 14,917. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,261 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,364.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,452,137 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 311,865 confirmed cases.

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

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

National UK Lockdown


 Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 24,296 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,766 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,897 confirmed cases. 25
Sefton, 10,648 confirmed cases..


St. Helens, 7,762 confirmed case.


Wirral, 10,099 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, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 9,853 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 5,320 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 15,373 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 9,983 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 9,235 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 9,153 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 48,656 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 31,593 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 15,004 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 7,331 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 12,905 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 13,548 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 10,716 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 10,595 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 8,810 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 8,343 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 16,871 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.

The latest UK R number is estimated at:- 0.8 to 1 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -3% to -1%.

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