Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-11-11

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This page last updated on 11 November 2020
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Hard work continues after Agriculture Bill is given Royal Assent

THE Agriculture Bill on 11 November 2020 has been given Royal Assent. The announcement that the Agriculture Bill has received Royal Assent comes after the CLA wrote to 200 rural MPs, warning that Government is not ready to begin the transition to the new public goods scheme, with large cuts in the Basic Payment Scheme. It warned that, while the bulk of future investment will be through the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS), it will not be fully available to farmers for 4 years. Meanwhile, cuts to the old scheme will begin in January 2021. Responding to this announcement, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:- "After 3 years, it's welcome news that the Agriculture Bill has finally passed into UK law. This is only the beginning, not the end of the process for the farming industry. The Agriculture Act serves to remind us of the profound responsibilities we, in agriculture, have; to feed the nation, to help mitigate climate change and reverse biodiversity decline, and also to help support our local communities through job creation and economic development. With Government's new powers, it must commit itself to working hand in glove with organisations such as the CLA to ensure future policies actually work effectively on the ground, while also having the ambition to recognise the potential of the rural economy to answer some of the greatest questions facing the country, such as climate change."

Sefton replies to a 'Letters to the Editor' article...

IN response to the:- 'Letters to the Editor:- "Local Council Candidate Praises Sefton Council for Acting on Concerns"' that we ran on the 10 November 2020, a spokesman for Sefton Council said:- "We are always very grateful of any kind words from residents, especially when they reflect the hard work and efforts of our tireless Highways and Locality Services teams. As we have previously stated, following Mr Prendergast's comments an inspection was carried out and it was determined that the defects identified at the time of inspection did not meet the Councils repair intervention criteria. However since that time we have been actively monitoring Westbourne Road and our technicians have recently identified a small amount of weather impacted deterioration. As a result selective patch repairs have been carried out."

Letter to the Editor:- "Over 3 million still not being helped! The scandal of so many North West self employed excluded in the UK's Pandemic Support..."

"I hope you are well. I just wanted to ask if you have any plans to give support for the story about how close to 3m, self employed people; a vast swathe including:- sole traders, Directors and newly self employed; are yet again being excluded from any financial help with the country now into a 2nd lockdown please, especially those across the NW? It really now feels like an absolute scandal for so many people who have built up their own businesses to have not had a single penny from the Government for the entirety of the Pandemic and the increasingly desperate economic and mental health costs now upon them. This has been a steadily building issue for many months and still the Government avoids any real scrutiny of it. Some of the narrative around the new lockdown has said how the self employed are getting more support from Rishi Sunak as though it is support for everyone; this is simply not true. Millions of self employed have seen their incomes plunge due to the restrictions of the last 8 months, but not qualified for any support. After so many rallying cries of:- 'we are in this together' these are now words which could not ring any more hollow, to be expected to still be part of this collective effort to beat Covid19 and not afforded any help. Any support is welcome to help everyone affected (3m people nationally) needs a voice." Damo Jones.

Please let us know if you are also affected by this lack of support by emailing us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com. Also, please look at joining in the call for help at:- ExcludedUK.Org.

LGA responds to Centre for Mental Health report on reducing mental health inequalities

RESPONDING to a Centre for Mental Health report on reducing mental health inequalities, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "This report starkly demonstrates how the Coronavirus Pandemic has worsened existing inequalities, with some groups of people experiencing far poorer mental health than others. Councils play an essential role in improving their residents' mental health and wellbeing, including through adult and children's social care, suicide prevention, workforce support and helping unpaid carers and new parents, as well as by providing safe access to parks and green spaces, supporting Schools, youth services, children's centres and expanding public libraries' online offer. Through their wider responsibilities such as for housing, financial support and advice, and culture, Councils are also uniquely placed to join up support which meets people's needs, including mental health. The upcoming Spending Review should be used to provide ongoing funding for Councils to invest in effective mental health services and support to meet existing, new and unmet demand. This should include a shift in focus and funding away from simply treating mental ill health and towards a locally led approach to promoting people's mental wellbeing throughout their lives."

55th Birkdale URC build small Memorial

ON 11 November 2020, the 55th Scout Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders have made as an Act of Remembrance, by building a small Memorial. Normally the older members of the Group would have been on Parade at the Monument, but as this was not possible the Leaders came up with this idea placed at the front door of the Birkdale URC, on Grosvenor Road, Birkdale. Group Scout Leader. Viv Rathbone sent us this photo of their Act of Remembrance.

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE latest UK R number is estimated at:- 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +2% to +4%. The total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 22,950 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,256,725 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:- 595, 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:- 50,365, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 61,648.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 14,196. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,219 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,518.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,073,300 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 256,947 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, 21,254 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,016 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,083 confirmed cases. 68
Sefton, 9,299 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 6,628 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 9,076 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, 8,060 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 4,417 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 12,712 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 8,126 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 7,458 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 7,270 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 39,398 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 23,958 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 12,273 confirmed case.

 Preston, 5,981 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 10,315 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 10,926 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 8,889 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 8,708 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 7,687 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 7,228 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 13,746 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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