Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-09-19

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This page last updated on 19 September 2020

LGA responds to Social Care Winter Plan and Covid19 Taskforce report

IN response to the publication of the Government's adult social care winter plan and the Social Care Covid19 Support Taskforce report, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Winter presents the greatest challenge yet to our social care services during this crisis, which this plan acknowledges and builds on support already in place. Councils and care providers have been working constantly throughout the pandemic to support our elderly and most vulnerable people, despite facing huge pressures. While we understand the Government will want clear oversight of the developing situation, further monitoring requirements should not place any unnecessary burdens on providers and Councils' vital ongoing work. Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for Covid19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get 1. Funding should also be kept under regular review, to make sure Councils and providers are in the best possible position to respond to a potential 2nd wave and able to increase capacity for care at home, which will be essential to meet demand through the winter."

LGA issues statement responding to the new self isolate package

RESPONDING to the Government's announcement of a new legal duty to self isolate with Councils responsible for distributing financial support to low income households to help, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:- "It is clear we have reached another critical phase in our battle against this virus and we need to redouble our efforts to minimise a 2nd wave. This includes all of us doing the right thing by self isolating when required. We are pleased the Government has recognised that people on low incomes may need additional help. Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort. Setting up these schemes from scratch in a matter of weeks will be challenging. It is vital that Government works extremely closely with Councils so they can prepare and have immediate access to data to get support to those people who need it. We are pleased Councils will be given discretionary funding to allow them to support people in need who fall outside this scheme. Given the ongoing and significant funding pressures they face, urgent clarity is needed about how Councils will be reimbursed for costs of setting up these schemes and the payments themselves. Councillors and their Councils have been true leaders during the pandemic. When rapid action was needed, they have delivered for residents and remain best placed to understand and respond to the complex challenges faced by local communities."

Total UK cases COVID19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 4,422 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3390,358, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 27 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 41,759.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 1,081. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 138. Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 138.

In England, there are a total of 336,622 confirmed cases. North West - total of 67,044 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, 4,057 confirmed cases.


Halton, 994 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 1,439 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 2,083 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 1,672  confirmed cases



Wirral, 2,955 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

he number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

Blackburn with Darwen,
2,284 confirmed cases.

1,236 confirmed cases.

Bolton, 3,783 confirmed cases.

2,073 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East,
2,645 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester,
2,388 confirmed cases.

10,195 confirmed cases.

5,635 confirmed cases.

3,583 confirmed cases.

1,871 confirmed cases.

2,787 confirmed cases.

2,468 confirmed cases.

2,336 confirmed cases.

2,510 confirmed cases.

1,980 confirmed cases.

1,897 confirmed cases

2,786 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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