Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-04

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This page last updated on 4 October 2020

Error in reporting UK Covid19 statistics...

THIS week we have been informed that issue was identified overnight, on Friday, 2 October 2020, in the way both Public Health England and NHSX have automated and processed that transfers of positive cases data to PHE data base. According to Public Health England, this issue has now been resolved. But, it now means the numbers of cases publish date for 3 October and 4 October 2020 included 15,841 additional cases, with specimen dates between 25 September and 2 October 2020, and they are therefore artificially high for England and the UK. This brings into question how much faith we can have in the reporting system and again goes to undermine confidence in both the media and Government, when reporting of the issues we face, when dealing with this virus. Plus, we are also hearing increasing reports that people are struggling to get tests within the Liverpool City Region, we some reports that people are being sent to Balton and even Birmingham. This along with reports of people being sent to Scotland and the South Coast, last week make for very worrying reading. What are your thoughts on this issue? Email your views to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com about this topic and also if please do let us know if you have been told to travel outside the Region for a test...

Covid19 Vaccine is not a quick fix

THE idea a Vaccine will solve the effects of the Pandemic has become widely seen as a solution or a quick fix, but realistically it will take far longer than people realise, to get back to normality. If a vaccine is found, most health experts say that more than likely take at lease a year for the vaccine to be distributed to the UK population in a best case scenario. Also a report published by the Royal Society calls for media and politicians to be "realistic" and "couscous" about saying what could be achieved and when or even if a vaccine is rolled out.

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

DUE to a technical issue, with the data supplied by both Public Health England and NHSX, we have been informed that there has been a delay in publishing a number of Covid19 cases in England. This means the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between 24 September and 1 October 2020, increasing the number of cases reported.


The total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 22,961 cases and the total number now stand at:- 502,978, 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:-
33 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:- 42,350.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
2,428. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 368. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 422.

In England, there are a total of:-
430,843 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 98,565 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, 8,057 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,722 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 2,676 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 3,509 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 2,619 confirmed cases


Wirral, 4,360 4,114 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, 2,938 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,549 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 5,312 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 3,023 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,286 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,014 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 14,483 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 9,824 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 4,688 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,594 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 3,857 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 3,649 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 3,169 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,398 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 2,773 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 2,767 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 4,063 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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