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This page last updated on 20 January 2021


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FLOODING was a major issue today, with fields, roads and property being flooded by the extremely heavy downpours, that happened throughout Wednesday, 20 January 2021. The flooding on Merseyside resulted in unbelievable situations unfolding like that Tweeted by Olly Harrison, who captured Merseyside Fire and Rescue and his tractor helping a driver who had become trapped under a bridge, as flood water nearly submerged his car, on Lower Road, in Halewood, Liverpool. Interestingly the tractor within the footage, was the lead tractor within the Christmas Charity Lights Convoy that took place in Liverpool, on Sunday, 20 December 2020. Also, the footage was taken by Oliver Harrison, who was the organizer of the event.

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Both Police and the Fire service are reminding people that they should not under any conditions drive through a flooded area. An emergency service spokesman said:- "Floods can hide objects and dips within the road, that can cause you to have an accident or get stuck. Conditions can change rapidly, so you may be swept away or trapped as water rises quickly. Worse still, there may be no road at all under the water, as flooding can wash away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground beneath. This also applies to walking through it."

Also, in Formby our Editor took photos of the flooding that started to impact the Merseyrail Network, at Eccles Level Crossing.  Later on, parts of Maghull reported roads being closed as the River Alt burst its banks, yet again.


LGA responds to ₤148 million to cut drugs crime announcement

RESPONDING to Government funding of ₤148 million for cutting drugs crime and new investment in drug prevention and treatment services, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "This new funding is a positive step in tackling the scourge of illegal drugs in our communities, while providing much needed support to those in drug treatment and recovery. The causes of substance misuse are complex, but the right support in place can help vulnerable people improve their health, rebuild relationships, find work and drive down crime and violence. Extra funding means that drug treatment and prevention can be at the heart of Councils’ local public health responses, working closely alongside the police, health service and charities. The Pandemic has also reduced access to youth services, limited time in School and left some young people struggling to find training or employment. Councils are concerned about this increasing their risk of criminal exploitation, so additional funding to tackle county lines will help to support and protect young people at risk."

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:- 38,905 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3,505,754 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:-1,820, 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:- 93,290, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 95,829.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 39,068. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 3,947 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 3,887.

In England, there are a total of:- 3,057,670 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 484,849 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 City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions

Liverpool, 40,071 confirmed cases.


Halton, 9,600 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 14,032 confirmed cases. 196
Sefton, 19,264 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 12,940 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 19,945 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 100 100 to 199 200 & over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackpool, 7,491 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 20,237 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 13,985 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 16,509 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 17,026 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 77,770 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 42,823 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 19,045 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 10,545 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 17,197 confirmed cases.


 Salford, 18,410 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 16,124 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 14,193 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 13,360 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 14,368 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 23,416 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
4,609,740 460,625
Jab Stats correct as of 19 January 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine from 4 January 2021. Both vaccines are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

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.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 1.2 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +2% to +5%, as of 15 January 2021.

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