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This page last updated on 29 December 2020

New year reminder from Sefton Council's Public Health Director

AS a troubled 2020 comes to an end and we approach a 2021 that offers the hopes of a return to a more normal life through the ongoing roll out of COVID vaccinations, Sefton Council is urging people to stay safe at New Year. Margaret Jones, Sefton Council's Director of Public Health said:- "I know some people may think I sound like a constant party pooper but what I really want is for us all to be able to celebrate a return to the things we love to do in 2021. And while we may all be glad to see the back of 2020, we need to make sure that we don't get carried away celebrating its departure and end up doing things that could have serious consequences in the New Year. We all need to continue doing all we can to protect those around us by following the guidelines, remembering our distancing, mask wearing and hand washing and going for regular SMART tests if we don't have symptoms and booking a test if we do develop symptoms."

The Government's restrictions are not being relaxed for New Year which means households should not mix in indoor settings and the rule of 6 applies outdoors. Pubs and restaurants can only serve alcohol as part of a substantial meal and must close by 11pm, with last orders called at 10pm. Margaret continued:- "I would like to thank everyone across Sefton for the huge efforts and sacrifices they have made throughout 2020 and the generosity they have shown supporting vulnerable members of our community. Personally, I hope 2021 is going to be a year in which have the chance to remind people of the things they can do again, including enjoying a really good party."

SMART Covid19 testing for residents and visitors from other areas who don't have Covid19 symptoms is taking place at Splash World in:- Southport, Bootle Leisure Centre and Aintree Racecourse. Sites are open from 9am to 6pm every day except New Year's Day. No appointments necessary and results turn up in about 30 minutes. Anybody who does develop the Coronavirus symptoms; a raised temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell, should self isolate and book a test by calling:- 119 or visiting:- NHS.UK/Coronavirus.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

Not all data has been added due to Christmas.

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 53,135 cases and the total number now stand at:- 2,382,865 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:- 414, 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:- 71,567, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 79,351.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 21,286. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,529 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 2,322.

In England, there are a total of:- 2,046,892 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 360,281 confirmed cases.

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

In England, there are a total of:-
1,999,728 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 356,087 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

Tier 2

Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 27,042 confirmed cases.


Halton, 5,562 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 8,721 confirmed cases. 41
Sefton, 11,982 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 8,749 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 11,900 confirmed cases.


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


 Blackburn with Darwen, 11,401 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 6,168 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 16,974 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 11,530 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 11,757 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 11,583 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 58,337 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 35,358 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 16,598 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 8,477 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 14,643 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 15,192 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 12,374 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 11,704 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 10,240 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 10,035 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 18,972 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
616,933 Not yet disclosed

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:- 1.1 to 1.3 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +1% to +6%, as of 24 December 2020.

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