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This page last updated on 31 January 2021


Letter to the Editor:- "Attending the Miss England 2021 Final"

"Iím Sophie Clarke one of the 2020/2021 Miss Liverpool City Region contestants and a Mezzo-Soprano Singer from Liverpool. Although I did not win through as a contestant in Miss England final I have been contacted by Miss England organisers and have been invited to be the Guest Soloist and perform at the Miss England 2021 Final, I thought I would get in contact to share this news as I am very honoured to be representing our City at such a prestigious event. I will be attending the event alongside finalists Miss Liverpool City Region 2020/2021, Poppy Gerrard and Miss Popularity Liverpool 2021, Chelsea-Lea Stokes. Miss England really focuses on charitable work and since the age of 9, I have been a Guest Soloist at various different charity concerts and events every year. Most prominently I am a Guest Soloist for the British Heart Foundation singing to raise funds for defibrillators to be installed into public spaces such as Schools and Leisure Centres. Iím very fortunate and proud to have been able to support over 35 different charities with my singing. I have also just released my 1st single which is a cover of ĎThe Roseí - the original featured in the 1979 film of the same name. The music video is dedicated to all of our wonderful key workers, it is a slideshow of pictures of various different keyworkers and also performers who have kept entertaining online and outside during these difficult times. My single has been aired on KL Radio and is soon to be played on Access North West and Liverpool Community Radio. The song is available on all Major Music Platforms such as Spotify and iTunes. Recently, I had an interview with Billy Hui at BBC Radio Merseyside discussing my future endeavours, which include winning a Scholarship to study for a Masters of Music in Classical Singing and Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music starting September 2021. Here is my website with more information about me and my work:- SophieClarkeSinger.Co.UK."

Have you had a Covid19 Vaccination?

IF you have had a Covid19 Vaccine, please remember you could still be infectious to others, if you get the Virus and donít have symptoms. Sadly, we are hearing growing reports of elderly people in Southport, not following social distancing within shops in Southport. Our Editor has been told that there is a growing number of people not following the 2 metre rule and saying they have been vaccinated, so canít catch it, when challenged. We also witnessed this, when a security guard stopped a chap who pushed into a queue, by going straight to the till and loading up, as another customer paid. The customer complained, as well as the person in the queue, who had not seen, as she was standing on the distance marker. It might be frustrating, but please remember to keep socially distanced, as we still do not know if the vaccine stays infectious in vaccinated people or not. Also most people have, as yet, only had the first dose and await the second, so have perhaps only 30% cover, and there can be no certainty at present, as the efficacy will only be known well into the future. Meanwhile, our best outcome depends upon everyone using their common sense, treat every situation with due caution, keep your distance from others, wash your hands and use hand sanitiser and use a mask. Sacrificing our freedoms is irksome and we may feel we are losing our chances to do things, but we have endured so far unlike others, so letís resolve to continue to play our part in keeping the virus at bay.

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:- 21,088 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3,817,176 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total daily number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
587 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:- 106,158, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 103,602.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
34,783. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 3,832 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 3,039.

In England, there are a total of:- 3,341,249 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 524,548 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, 43,499 confirmed cases.


Halton, 10,628 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 15,575 confirmed cases. 108
Sefton, 21,157 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 14,548 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 21,907 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:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 15,835 confirmed cases.


 Blackpool, 8,062 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 21,618 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 14,811 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 17,823 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 18,685 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 84,476 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 45,675 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 20,005 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 11,470 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 18,178 confirmed cases.


 Salford, 19,699 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 17,396 confirmed cases.

15,314 confirmed cases.

14,346 confirmed cases.

15,600 confirmed cases

24,934 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
8,977,329 491,053
Jab Stats correct as of 29 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:- 0.7 to 1.1, with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -5% to 0%, as of 29 January 2021.

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