Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-16

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This page last updated on 16 August 2020

Covid-19 Extended Restrictions to continue in parts of North England

GREATER Manchester, Oldham and Pendle in Lancashire have seen a rise in new cases, as have Bradford and Kirklees in Yorkshire. Also high numbers of cases continue to affect Blackburn with Darwen area. As a result, despite a further relaxing of restrictions in other parts of the UK, the extended restrictions on social gatherings and businesses will remain in place within the affected areas. Ministers have said that the UK Government will continue to address the rising numbers of cases. Nationally the number has been creeping up.  Nationally the number has been creeping up. But many are now questioning the idea that people coming in from many areas of Europe, must quarantine for 14 days, not meet anyone nor go out, even for shopping, yet those within the areas in the UK on extended restrictions appear to be able to travel without any problems. This has caused to many fear that this movement of people will lead to more infections, within other areas of the UK, that are currently reported as being stable or Covid-19 free. Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com with your views on this.

Students worried as exams appeal guidance withdrawn

STUDENTS are up in arms as, on Saturday, 15 August 2020, Ofqual set out what constituted a "valid" mock exam for those appealing against the downgrading of A-Level results, but then suspended it just hours after its release. This mess will also affect those who are about to get GCSE results as well. Are you affected by this? Please let us know your thoughts and views on what some are describing as a total shambles. Email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Public Health England is to be scrapped

THE Government in England has announced that it will be scrapping Public Health England and replacing it with a new agency. The Government been reported to have said that the decision has been made by Ministers after they were reported to have said they are unhappy with the way the current body has responded to the Coronavirus. The new agency will be modelled on the Robert Koch Institute in German.

LGA rally calls for children's vaccinations following Covid-19

PARENTS, families and guardians are being urged to contact their local GP, School or Health Centre to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date, Councils announce on Saturday, 15 August 2020. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, said that as we come to understand the true scale of the impact that Coronavirus has had on the nation and local services, failure to vaccinate children today could lead to avoidable consequences in the long term. It said that many children and young people will have missed out on routine HPV, meningitis, and MMR vaccinations as they were unable to attend Schools and health clinics during the Coronavirus lockdown. Research by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that immunisations fell by 20% in the 1st 3 weeks of lockdown.

The LGA is calling for the Government to set out its plan to ensure that children receive routine vaccinations without overwhelming GPs, clinics and Schools, and to provide the necessary funding to allow Local Authority workforces to cope with the demand. It said that Schools have remained open throughout the pandemic and have demonstrated that they have the control measures in place to safely provide immunisation programmes on site. A national effort to vaccinate children and young people will relieve the long term pressures on our health services by avoiding preventable diseases.

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, said:- “Vaccines are an absolutely essential part of our children’s health and wellbeing, so if you or any member of your household are not displaying symptoms of Coronavirus and are not self isolating, vaccinations should happen as normal. Local services are working hard to ensure that people including:- babies, children and pregnant women still receive their routine vaccinations; they provide essential protection against potentially life threatening diseases. The national immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the number of serious and life threatening diseases such as whooping cough, scarlet fever and measles. High vaccine uptake can prevent a resurgence of these infections, which can cause harm and put unnecessary added pressure on the NHS. We really do encourage parents to check if their child needs any vaccinations to make sure they are properly protected.”

LGA responds to NHS Confederation's report on Mental Health Services

RESPONDING to an NHS Confederation report on mental health services facing rising demand due to Coronavirus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:- “People’s mental wellbeing will play a crucial role in every aspect of the next phase of the pandemic. This includes:- Schools reopening, workers returning from furlough, people who have been shielding, and in dealing with the economic and housing consequences of Coronavirus, as well as planning for possible further spikes in infections. We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed up by funding for councils to spend with local partners such as the voluntary and community sector, on meeting their communities’ mental wellbeing needs. This should include a shift in focus and funding away from treating mental ill health and towards a locally led approach to promoting people’s mental wellbeing throughout their lives, to help prevent more serious problems from developing, alongside earlier intervention and targeted support for those who need it.”

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total UK daily number of lab-confirmed positive test results:- 1,040. The total overall UK lab-confirmed positive test results:- 318,484. Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 5, with the total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result now standing at:- 41,366. In England, there are a total of:- 275,200 confirmed cases since the outbreak. North West - total of:- 49,904 confirmed cases. The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 925. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 73.  Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 930. Due to new UK Government system of reporting we are having to sort out a new system to bring you the local area results, for the Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas.

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


Liverpool, 2,699 confirmed cases.

725 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,055 confirmed cases. 

Sefton, 1,619 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,252 confirmed cases


Wirral, 2,102 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,681 confirmed cases.


Blackpool, 1,079 confirmed cases.


Bolton, 2,163 confirmed cases.


Bury, 1,467 confirmed cases.


Cheshire East, 2,316 confirmed cases.


Cheshire West and Chester, 2,085 confirmed cases.


Lancashire, 7,709 confirmed cases.


Manchester, 3,788 confirmed cases.


Oldham, 2,596 confirmed cases.


Preston, 1,353 confirmed cases.


Rochdale, 2,069 confirmed cases.


Salford, 1,645 confirmed cases.


Stockport, 1,910 confirmed cases.


Tameside, 1,783 confirmed cases.


Trafford, 1,561 confirmed cases.


Warrington, 1,391 confirmed cases


Wigan, 2,245 confirmed cases.


Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.

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