Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-11-15

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This page last updated on 15 November 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive again for Covid19

THE Prime Minister has again tested positive after a 35 minutes meeting with Ashfield MP, Lee Anderson, on Thursday, 12 November 2020. Lee Anderson since the meeting tested positive and Mr. Johnson was later contacted by NHS Test and Trace, on Sunday, 15 November 2020, and tested. As a result, the PM is now self-isolating again, but not showing symptoms. Following the departure of 2 of Mr. Johnson's top aides amid an internal power struggle, this could not come at a worse time. The issues coursed by the Pandemic are still overshadowing the fact Brexit is looming without a deal, and with the clock ticking on having to decide what happens when England's 2nd Lockdown, on 2 December 2020, this is bad news. Not only that, but Mr. Johnson also has an upcoming spending review with an aim to fulfil his promise to:- "build back better..." Plus, a host of other key Covid19 meetings, looking at vaccines and working out other:- "critical announcements," as Christmas approaches. Plus this latest news will also likely shake up the financial markets yet again, making things even more complex. Downing Street definitely now has its work cut out, especially that as Mr. Johnson was extremely ill with Coronavirus earlier in the year and we do not know what getting the virus does for a person's immunity, we are told that conversations are now taking place with the parliamentary authorities to see what can be done if the worse case happens. A spokesperson at Number 10 has said to the media that:- "Boris Johnson will now have to stay at home in No 10 and he will not be able to be in Parliament. But he is going to be working from Downing Street and still intends to keep communicating with the country." Boris Johnson has Tweeted:- "Today I was notified by NHS Test and Trace that I must self-isolate as I have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, but am following the rules and will be working from No10 as I continue to lead the Government’s pandemic response." But an interesting question has been raised by Sefton MP, Bill Esterson, who has also tweeted, saying:- "Johnson says the rules are the rules and he has to self isolate. So why did he break the rules and hold a face to face meeting where he was in contact with someone who was infected? Yet again the Prime Minister undermines public trust in the measures needed to reduce infection."

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE UK's national  R number is estimated at 1 to 1.2 with a daily infection growth rate range of +1% to +3% as of 13 November 2020. The total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 24,962 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,369,318 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:- 168, 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:- 51,934, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 61,648.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 14,915. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,355 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,922.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,174,979 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 273,238 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, 22,150 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,189 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,361 confirmed cases. 44
Sefton, 9,789 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 6,956 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 9,469 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, 8,600 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 4,712 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 13,549 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 8,733 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 8,033 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 7,950 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 41,891 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 25,376 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 13,171 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 6,385 confirmed cases.

11,111 confirmed cases.

11,738 confirmed cases.

9,524 confirmed cases.

9,314 confirmed cases.

8,220 confirmed cases.

7,616 confirmed cases

14,690 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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