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

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This page last updated on 10 October 2020

Joint statement from the Metro Mayor, City Mayor and Leaders of the Liverpool City Region’s 6 Local Authorities

IN a joint statement from the Metro Mayor, City Mayor and Leaders of the Liverpool City Region's 6 Local Authorities:- “Yesterday we met senior Government officials and we held a further meeting this afternoon. What is clear is that the Government will be announcing on Monday that they are intending to place the Liverpool City Region on the highest level of the new 3 tiered system. The full detail of what this consists of is not completely clear at this stage. Our 1st priority will always be the health and wellbeing of the people we serve, and we have asked Government to provide the scientific evidence to support any restrictions they choose to impose. In addition, we have been clear with the Government that the Liverpool City Region's position is that new restrictions must also be matched with a full financial support package for all sectors of the economy, supporting jobs, the self employed and public services. Discussions are continuing over the remainder of the weekend and we will be in a position to say more once those further discussions have taken place."

48.6% of workers in Liverpool feel their mental health is worse than a year ago

THE job board surveyed 1,300 UK professionals in an effort to ascertain how the global pandemic has impacted the wellbeing of the nation's workforce; with Liverpudlian workers naming the following concerns as having the biggest impact on their mental health:-

 Experiencing financial difficulties (55.6%)

 Worrying about not being able to find a job (55.6%)

 Not being able to leave my home during lockdown (38.9%)

 Worrying about the spread of COVID-19 (22.2%)/Having a poor work-life balance (22.2%)/Feeling isolated when working from home (22.2%)

 Worrying about losing my current job (11.1%)

Interestingly, while professionals in Liverpool have similar concerns to the rest of the UK, it appears as though they're also worried about losing their current roles, having a poor work life balance and feeling isolated when working from home. This bucks the national average, as most UK workers didn't include these in their top five worries.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments:- “The last 7 months has been filled with a great amount of uncertainty and it's understandable that so many professionals in Liverpool feel their mental health is suffering. What's more, it's understandable that experiencing financial difficulties is 1 of the biggest concerns, as many individuals have been made redundant and employment opportunities have been scarce. It's only natural to feel anxious during such challenging times. And, while the UK job market may take some time to fully recover, it’s important to remember that the situation is already improving. In fact, as time goes on, we’re seeing more job postings being added to our site every week."

Is the Government pushing workers and employers deliberately at odds with each other?

LOCAL Mayors in the North West of England are up in arms as are local business leaders over the lack of information being given by Government and the fact financial support package for all sectors of the economy, along with lack of help for the self employed and public services, as the new restrictions are due to be announced. The frustration can be seen in Tweets, like that from Andy Burnham who posted:- "Cameron's Former Chief of Staff, on Sky, telling minimum wage workers in the North to shut up and be grateful for 2/3 of their wages is enough to send me to bed. But tomorrow's another day. We'll have a lot more to say on all this then. Night all." Currently, all local small businesses are now bracing for the being forced into an impossible situation. If you have any updates to send in or any views on the posts on here, please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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:- 15,166 cases and the total number now stand at:- 590,844, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

THE total number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
81, 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:- 42,760, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 57,347.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
3,837. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 442 Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 684.

In England, there are a total of
504,056 confirmed cases. North West - total of 120,318 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, 10,804 confirmed cases.


Halton, 2,177 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 3,528 confirmed cases. 116
Sefton, 4,549 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 3,233 confirmed cases


Wirral, 5,197 confirmed cases.


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


 Blackburn with Darwen, 3,404 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,802 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 6,077 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 3,606 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,793 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,528 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 17,735confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 12,247 confirmed cases.


 Oldham, 5,437 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 3,037 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 4,608 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 4,461 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 3,850 3,769 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 4,000 3,878 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 3,454 3,361 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 3,382 3,286 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 5,073 4,877 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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