Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-07

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This page last updated on 7 October 2020

LGA responds to PHE report on voluntary sugar reduction

RESPONDING to Public Health England's third annual report on industry action to reduce sugar levels in products which contribute most to children's sugar intakes, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "It is encouraging to see sugar reduction in some food and drink, including a 44% fall in sugary drinks since the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was introduced, but it is clear more needs to be done faster if we are to tackle childhood obesity head on. It is vital that councils are able to decide how the hundreds of millions of pounds raised from the levy is invested, to ensure that our children get the greatest start in life. Councils are uniquely placed given their links to local health, leisure, community and voluntary services, as well as Schools to intervene earlier and ensure children stay healthy, active and develop good eating habits into adulthood. This includes targeting those areas with the greatest need, such as with oral health programmes, weight management services, exercise referral schemes and offering free or reduced cost sport. This in turn will lead to less pressure on our already overstretched health and care services, saving the country much more from obesity related treatment in future."

Sefton Doctors call for people to be 'breast aware'

ABOUT 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, making it the most common type of cancer in the UK. This breast cancer awareness month, doctors in Sefton are coming together to encourage people to be 'breast aware.'

Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP and Cancer Clinical Lead, at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:- "Breast cancer can affect people of any age, so at least once a month, all people with breasts should self examine them to check for lumps or a change in size or shape. You should speak to your GP if you notice any of the following:-

 A new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast that was not there before.

 A change in the size or shape of one or both breasts.

 A discharge of fluid from either of your nipples.

 A lump or swelling in either armpit.

 Dimpling on the skin of your breasts.

 A rash on or around your nipple.

 A change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons, and most of them aren't serious. However, if you find any changes that aren't normal for you it's vital to speak to your GP as soon as possible to rule out breast cancer."

Mr Lee Martin, consultant breast surgeon at Aintree University Hospital, said:- "During the lockdown, we saw breast cancer referrals fall and we're concerned that some people have put off reporting symptoms and concerns to their GP. It is important that people know that breast services are here for them, and all possible steps have been taken to ensure patient safety. As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all people between the ages of 50 and 70 who have breasts are invited for screening every 3 years. If you are due for your breast screening, make sure you are registered with a GP and that your contact details are correct, you'll receive a letter inviting you to book an appointment. Early diagnosis saves lives, so please do attend breast screening when invited."

Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and cancer clinical lead at NHS Southport and Formby CCG said:- "Understandably, many people are anxious about attending face to face assessments or treatments at the moment due to the pandemic. We would like to reassure people that extra measures have been put in place to keep patients and staff safe. Although Coronavirus has changed the way that GP practices work, your GP is still there for you. Your practice will arrange a call or video consultation in the 1st instance and will see you face to face in a safe way if this is required. If you are asked to come into your GP practice, it's really important that you attend; unless you have symptoms of Covid19 or are self isolating."

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 70 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:- 42,515.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 3,145. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 410. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 508.

In England, there are a total of:- 465,704 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 109,727 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, 9,456 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,960 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 3,111 confirmed cases. 114
Sefton, 4,010 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 2,933 confirmed cases


Wirral, 4,784 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:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 3,164 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,685 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 5,736 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 3,338 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,545 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,270 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 16,093 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 11,157 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 5,075 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,817 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 4,267 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 4,102 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 3,535 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,720 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 3,128 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 3,079 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 4,510 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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