Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-09-05

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This page last updated on 05 September 2020


Man charged with threatening behaviour and assaulting a Police Officer

A Merseyrail passenger, Anthony Baldwin, from Little Sutton, has been charged with threatening behaviour and assaulting a Police Officer on a Merseyrail Train, heading to Liverpool Lime Street Station. Mr Baldwin was then charged with assaulting a Police Officer and threatening behaviour. This follows an incident that lead to British Transport Police boarding a Merseyrail Train, at Liverpool Lime Street Station, at around 3.20pm, on Wednesday, 2 September 2020, in response to a report of a man coughing at 2 passengers. The mobile phone footage below of the incident, has been shared on social media, showing the male refusing to wear a mask and the officer advising him to get off the train. When the passenger refused, a struggle ensued and after giving a warning the Officer used pepper spray on the passenger. More Officers then arrived and the man was taken off the train. We are told that a complaint was later made to BTP’s professional standards department, which is assessing the incident.

In England, anyone travelling on public transport must wear a face covering under Covid-19 regulations, apart from children under 11 and people with disabilities or certain health conditions. The passenger said he had a:- "health condition" but did not say what it was in the clip. It was not known at the time of publishing this item if this was proven to true or not.  We also stress that this video footage does not show the full incident.

This incident has highlighted the difficulties with legal enforcement of the mask rules and the issues Police Officers along with those who do have disabilities or certain health conditions face with the issues of enforcement.


Total UK cases COVID-19 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 1,813 cases and the total number now stand at 344,164, 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 12 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 41,549.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 756. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 69. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 124.

In England, there are a total of 297,071 confirmed cases. North West - total of 54,949 confirmed cases.

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

Liverpool, 2,957 confirmed cases.

Halton, 755 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,101 confirmed cases.

Sefton, 1,741 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,299 confirmed cases

Wirral, 2,302 confirmed cases.



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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,904 confirmed cases.

Blackpool, 1,114 confirmed cases.

Bolton, 2,590 confirmed cases.

Bury, 1,646 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East, 2,435 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester, 2,176 confirmed cases.

Lancashire, 8,455 confirmed cases.

Manchester, 4,497 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 3,023 confirmed cases.

Preston, 1,494 confirmed cases.

Rochdale, 2,341 confirmed cases.

Salford, 1,924 confirmed cases.

Stockport, 2,022 confirmed cases.

Tameside, 2,017 confirmed cases.

Trafford, 1,742 confirmed cases.

Warrington, 1,462 confirmed cases.

Wigan, 2,378 confirmed cases.


WARNING - Some areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or have Enhanced Restrictions

LOCKDOWN restrictions have been eased in:- Stockport, Burnley, Hyndburn, parts of Bradford, excluding Bradford City and Keighley Town, parts of Calderdale, excluding:- Halifax, and parts of Kirklees, excluding:- Dewsbury and Batley.

According to Government rules, people living in these areas can now:-

Socialise in groups of up to 2 households indoors or in private gardens

Stay overnight at somebody else's home but must try to social distance

Book close contact services such as facials and brow or eyelash treatments

Visit bowling alleys, roller rinks, soft play centres and casinos

Measures were imposed at the end of July amid a rise in cases.

Stockport has joined Wigan in being allowed to have 2 households socialise indoors.

But in:- Bolton, Trafford, Manchester, Salford, Rochdale, Bury and Tameside it is still banned. In Oldham people are advised not to meet up with other households outdoors as well.

Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.  

Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


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