Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-17

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This page last updated on 17 October 2020

Sefton Council is contacting clinically extremely vulnerable residents to ensure they can access supports

AFTER this week's introduction by the Government of new, Tier 3 restrictions across the Liverpool City Region, Sefton Council is contacting the Borough's residents who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable to remind them where they can find advice.

Text messages have already been sent to 17,000 of the 22,000 or so Sefton residents who fall into the clinically extremely vulnerable category for whom the Council has a mobile phone number. Now the Council is using various methods to contact the remaining 5,000 including a direct mailshot.

Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Cllr Ian Moncur said:- "People who are clinically extremely vulnerable are likely to be those who have specific health conditions, certain cancers or who are organ transplant recipients and who were told previously to shield because they were at a high were risk from COVID19. This is probably still the case for those people, which is why we want to get in touch with them and tell them where they can find support if they need it."

The Government's basic advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable is that they should stay at home as much as possible, work from home where possible and avoid all but essential travel. They are also being told to reduce shopping trips significantly, to use online delivery services or ask other people in their household, support bubble or volunteers to collect food and medicines.

Clinically extremely vulnerable people should, the Government's advice says, still try to go outside for exercise, and can still go to school and to work, if they cannot work from home. Cllr Moncur continued:- "There is information and a set of Frequently Asked Questions on our website. However, we realise not everyone has access to the Internet and online information which is why we are exploring a range of methods, including printed flyers or letters to get the message out. What we want to tell people is that if are clinically extremely vulnerable and need support, they should contact the Council's Call Centre on:- 0345 140 0845. Contact centre staff will assess people's needs and will be able to arrange support ranging from supermarket slots to assisted shopping, befriending and medicine deliveries."

Cllr Moncur added:- "I would also ask anyone who knows a Sefton resident who they suspect might fall into the clinically extremely vulnerable category and who might struggle to get information or support to contact them and give them the Call Centre's:- 0345 140 0845 number. Or they can contact the Call Centre themselves and provide us with people's details if they have concerns about them."

The Government's information for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable can be found on the .Gov.UK 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:- 16,171 cases and the total number now stand at:- 705,428, 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:- 150, 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:- 43,579, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 57,690.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 5,608. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 592. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 987.

In England, there are a total of:- 598,142 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 147,641 confirmed cases.

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

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-


Tier 3


Liverpool, 14,173 confirmed cases.


Halton,  2,597 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 4,603 confirmed cases. 157
Sefton, 5,814 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 4,044 confirmed cases


Wirral, 6,136  6,016 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, 4,133 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 2,232 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 7,171 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 4,366 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 4,493 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 4,192 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 22,058 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 14,678 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 6,412 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 3,555 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 5,580 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 5,558 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 4,573 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 4,805 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 4,249 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 4,110 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 6,518 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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