Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-10-09

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This page last updated on 9 October 2020

UCU response to University of Liverpool moving online

ON Friday, 9 October 2020, the University and College Union (UCU) said that Covid cases had continued to rise whilst the University of Liverpool continued with in person online. Yesterday, the University of Liverpool announced it was moving its teaching and learning online. It follows the decisions of Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University to move online last month. UCU regional official Martyn Moss said:- "It took the University of Liverpool weeks to follow Liverpool's other universities and move to learn online. It was clear last month that the university needed to halt in person teaching, and cases have continued to rise whilst it has dithered. The university is relying on the enormous effort of staff to move online and ensure students and colleagues are safe. They are under significant pressure at the moment and the university must ensure that workloads are manageable and reasonable if it wishes to maintain the goodwill on which it relies. Much more support must be provided to staff so they can give students the best possible remote learning experience under these difficult conditions, and the university now needs to allow students to safely return home if they wish to do so and undertake careful long term planning, instead of rushing to return to in-person teaching."

Shocking findings show deaths due to Covid19 are higher compared with deaths from influenza and pneumonia

CHILLING findings show just how deadly Covid19 really is and puts many of the myths about flu to bed. Sadly despite the growing number of Covid19 cases and deaths reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) Trusted Sources, some people choose to dismiss the seriousness of the pandemic really is. 1 of the most common myths you see is that:- "Covid19 is just another flu," but While the flu and Covid19 both cause respiratory illness, they are very different. Others say that the flu and/or pneumonia kill more, but these statistics should be a wake-up call to those who follow these ideas...

Between 1 January and 31 August 2020, 52,327 deaths, within England and Wales, involved Covid19. Out of these, 48,168 deaths were due to Covid19, meaning Covid19 was the underlying cause. This was 12.4% of all deaths for the period (389,835 deaths). In the same period, 69,781 deaths involved pneumonia and 506 deaths involved influenza:- out of these, 13,619 and 394 deaths were due to pneumonia and influenza respectively (3.5% and 0.1% of all deaths). Therefore, there were 1.3 times as many deaths where influenza or pneumonia was a contributory factor than Covid19, but Covid19 was the underlying cause in 3.4 times as many deaths. Of the deaths where both influenza and pneumonia, and Covid9 were mentioned on the death certificate, the underlying cause of death was Covid19 in 95.8% (18,642 deaths) of cases. This is compared with 0.04% (8 deaths) of deaths where influenza and pneumonia were the underlying cause of death.

Head of Mortality Analysis, Statistician Sarah Caul, said:- "More than 3 times as many deaths were recorded between January and August this year where Covid19 was the underlying cause compared to influenza and pneumonia. The mortality rate for Covid19 is also significantly higher than influenza and pneumonia rates for both 2020 and the 5 year average. Since 1959, which is when ONS monthly death records began, the number of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia in the 1st 8 months of every year, having been lower than the number of Covid19 deaths seen, so far, in 2020." Sarah Caul, Head of Mortality Analysis

The best way for us to protect ourselves is to listen to the recommendations set by experts, such as frequently washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and practicing social distancing.

Statement from Northern Mayors on Chancellor's business package announcement

THE Northern Mayors have issued a joint statement on the Chancellor's business package announcement:- "We are pleased that the Government has listened and recognised that any new system of restrictions must come with a substantial package of financial support. What has been announced by the Chancellor today is a start, but on 1st look, it would not appear to have gone far enough to prevent genuine hardship, job losses and business failure this winter. Mayors and Leaders from across the North will be meeting tomorrow to discuss it in more detail and we will make a further statement then." Signed by:- Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region; Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester; Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of North Tyne and Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region.

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:- 13,864 cases and the total number now stand at:- 575,679, 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:- 87, 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:- 42,679, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 57,347.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 3,660. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 436. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 597.

In England, there are a total of 491,428 confirmed cases. North West - total of 116,646 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, 10,367 confirmed cases.


Halton, 2,100 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 3,412 confirmed cases. 104
Sefton, 4,374 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 3,146 confirmed cases


Wirral, 5,037 confirmed cases.


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


 Blackburn with Darwen, 3,318 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,765 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 5,958 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 3,515 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 3,707 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 3,421 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 17,101 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 11,853 confirmed cases.


 Oldham, 5,326 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,950 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 4,476 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 4,335 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 3,769 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,878 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 3,361 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 3,286 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 4,877 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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