Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-11-13

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This page last updated on 13 November 2020

NCT needs volunteers for Walk and Talk groups

THE National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is the UK's largest charity for parents and they are looking for volunteers to organise Walk and Talk groups in:- Southport, Formby and Ormskirk. Walk and Talks are a chance for Mothers and Fathers to meet, with their babies and toddlers, for a socially distanced walk, chat and support each other while complying with Coronavirus restrictions. NCT is able to offer these free walks because of an exemption from current restrictions which allows organised parent support groups to meet in larger numbers. Sessions are free, parents just need to pre-book tickets.

Catherine Bartlett, who organises NCT Walk and Talk sessions, said:- "New Mums and Dads are desperate to get out and meet others in the same boat. The Walk and Talk tickets are going like hot cakes in some areas so we'd love to hear from volunteers in Southport, Formby and Ormskirk to get them started there. It's especially important that new parents get this opportunity now as so many are feeling isolated, anxious and uncertain due to the pandemic. If you're a local mum, dad or grandparent who is willing to volunteer locally, we'd love to hear from you."

Setting up a Walk and Talk session is straightforward and doesn't require a great deal of time or effort. Anyone interested can find further information on the charity's website.

1 mum who'd been on an NCT Walk and Talk said:- "It's nice to have someone to talk to that understands what you're feeling. I'm loving the park walks. Coronavirus has made things feel very uneasy and it's nice to have something a bit normal to look forward to."

Liverpool's Mass Testing Pilot... Make your views heard...

THE people of Liverpool are being asked to share vital feedback on their experience of the UK's 1st Covid Mass Testing pilot.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care to conduct a study into Liverpool's participation in the Nation's 1st experience of Mass Testing and will be sending a letter to 60,000 homes in the City.

Iain Bell, Director General, at the Office for National Statistics, said:- "All eyes are on what's happening in Liverpool and the ONS is here to see how it's working out. What we learn here can help the response to this pandemic right across the UK. So we're counting on people in Liverpool to make their voices heard."

People are being asked to share confidential feedback whether they have chosen to take the test or not. Giving feedback is done online using unique access codes and won't take longer than 15 minutes. Feedback can also be given over the phone. Feedback will be used to understand how successful the pilot has been in Liverpool and what improvements can be made before it is rolled out elsewhere in the country.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said:- "We've been clear from the very start that Liverpool's Mass Testing pilot has been a chance to not only bring the spread of the virus under control in our city and to save lives but it's also an opportunity to learn how mass-testing can be run so it can be rolled out in other towns and cities. Part of that learning process is hearing what people have thought about the pilot and that is what the Office for National Statistics Survey is all about. Whether you have been supportive of the pilot and have taken the test or if you have had reservations about it the ONS really does want to hear what you think. If your household receives an invitation from the ONS to complete the survey I'd urge everyone to get online and take a few minutes to share their views. Remember... What is learnt from our experience in Liverpool will ultimately save lives elsewhere."

The ONS is the UK's recognised national statistical institute and the largest independent producer of official statistics. As of yesterday, over 80,000 Liverpool residents have been tested since Friday, 6 November 2020, whether using lateral flow devices or PCR tests, with another almost 10,000 people who live in neighbouring areas also being tested in the City. The Mass Testing pilot is continuing. Full details about the pilot and locations of test centres can be found on the Council's website.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE latest UK R number is estimated at:- 1.1 to 1.2 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +1% to +3%. The total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 27,301 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,317,496 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:- 376, 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:- 51,304, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 61,648.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 14,714. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,275 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,723.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,128,683 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 266,434 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, 21,780 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,117 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,263 confirmed cases. 91
Sefton, 9,554 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 6,820 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 9,287 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, 8,368 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 4,578 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 13,195 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 8,511 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 7,771 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 7,691 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 40,878 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 24,761 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 12,812 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 6,249 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 10,758 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 11,419 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 9,258 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 9,068 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 8,001 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 7,452 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 14,315 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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