Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-11

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This page last updated on 11 October 2020

Event Promoter M&B to Host Huge Outdoor Comedy event at Victoria Park

NATIONAL promoter M&B is to host a huge outdoor comedy event at Victoria Park in Southport next summer. 6 of the UK's biggest comedians will be announced for:- 'Comedy in the Park' an all day outdoor comedy extravaganza planned for the summer 2021. Customers can register for advanced pre-sale details here.

M&B promise to bring big laughs to the Southport this summer and they're setting the bar high! Comedy fans can expect headline comedian after headline comedian at this riotous 1 off summer event.

The full line up and pre-sale details for the event will be released, on Monday, 12 October 2020. Alan Adams, General Manager Southport Flower Show / Victoria Park Events said:- "Victoria Park Events is very excited to host 'Comedy in the Park' on Saturday, 17 July 2021. We are thrilled to provide our amazing venue for this riotous evening of laughter with a line up of exceptional comedy talent. This is a great addition to our Town's event program and gives everyone something to look forward to in 2021."

Operations Director, James Penny, said putting on an event in the Region presents an exciting opportunity. James commented:- "We've wanted to put on an event in Southport for some time now. We know it is a city of comedy fans and the perfect location for this huge comedy event. Now more than ever, people need something to look forward to. What we can promise is that this event will be the biggest comedy event has ever seen with 6 world class comedy headliners performing across 1 day. It's been a tough year for live comedy but it's coming back with a bang! We can't wait to announce the line up, on Monday."

M&B works with some of the biggest names in comedy, music, and sports and will hope that this is the 1st of many events at in the region over the coming years. The organizers will transform Victoria Park for this carnival of comedy. Alongside the comedy, attendees can expect award winning street food; pop up cocktail bars, cafés, bars, shops, and stalls. The ultimate all day event out for any comedy lover! Promoters are confident that the event will be something to look forward to next year as Covid19 restrictions are lifted. However, because of the size of the location, plans can be adapted to run the event with social distancing should that be required and the event will be completely safe and Covid compliant.

UCU response to University of Liverpool moving online

ON Friday, 10 October 2020, the University and College Union (UCU) said:- "it had taken too long for the University of Liverpool to move online, and Covid cases had continued to rise whilst it continued with in person teaching.” On Thursday, 9 October 2020, the University of Liverpool announced it was moving its teaching and learning online. It follows the decisions of Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University to move online last last month. UCU Regional Official Martyn Moss said:- "It took the University of Liverpool weeks to follow Liverpool's other Universities and move learning online. It was clear last month that the University needed to halt in person teaching, and cases have continued to rise whilst it has dithered. The university is relying on the enormous effort of staff to move online and ensure students and colleagues are safe. They are under significant pressure at the moment and the University must ensure that workloads are manageable and reasonable if it wishes to maintain the goodwill on which it relies. Much more support must be provided to staff so they can give students the best possible remote learning experience under these difficult conditions, and the University now needs to allow students to safely return home if they wish to do so and undertake careful longer term planning, instead of rushing to return to in person teaching."

Charity warns:- "Beware of autumn dangers to pets."

BLUE Cross pet charity is warning dog owners to be vigilant around conkers and acorns which can poison them if eaten. Some owners may throw conkers for pets to catch without realising the activity is potentially fatal. Dogs can easily swallow conkers which can become lodged in their throat or intestines and dogs with blockages, or suspected blockages, could need surgery to remove them. Dogs may also chew and eat conkers and acorns causing vomiting and diarrhoea. Alison Thomas, Head of Veterinary Services at Blue Cross said:- "Many dog owners do not realise that these iconic symbols of autumn can make dogs very sick, in some cases even deadly. Encouraging your dog to play with conkers is dangerous and can lead to tragic circumstances. Be vigilant on walks to make sure they aren't picking them up or playing with them. Keep them on a lead around conkers and acorns if you aren't 100% sure they would come back to you when called. Contact your vet if they appear unwell after a walk where there may have been conkers or acorns."

Signs of poisoning include:-




 Restlessness with discomfort and pain.

 Loss of appetite.

Signs of illness usually show between 1 and 6 hours after ingestion, but can be delayed for up to 2 days. For more information, visit:- BlueCross.Org.UK/Autumn. Blue Cross is a charity which relies on the donations and support of animal lovers to continue its vital work helping sick, injured, homeless and abandoned pets, and you can donate on their website.

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:- 12,872 cases and the total number now stand at:- 603,716, 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:-
65, 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:- 42,825, 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:- 641.

In England, there are a total of
514,439 confirmed cases. North West - total of 123,837 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, 11,224 confirmed cases.


Halton,2,248 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 3,697 confirmed cases. 169
Sefton, 4,728 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 3,359 confirmed cases


Wirral, 5,329 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, 3,470 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,835 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 6,186 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 3,717 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,871 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,606 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 18,222 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 12,625 confirmed cases.


 Oldham, 5,584 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 3,091 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 4,737 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 4,628 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 3,968 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 4,082 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 3,569 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 3,461 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 5,252 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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