Liverpool City Region COVID-19 statistics - 2020-06-16

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This page last updated on 16 June 2020

LGA Responding to latest ONS figures on Coronavirus deaths

RESPONDING to the latest ONS figures on Coronavirus deaths, which show that deaths involving COVID-19 as a percentage of all deaths in care homes decreased to 23.4% in the week to 5 June 2020, compared with 28.2% in the previous week, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Every week we are painfully reminded of each 1 of the lives tragically lost to this dreadful disease. Our thoughts go out to those family and friends in mourning at this difficult time. Social care remains the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus and while it is clear we are now past the peak of the virus in care homes, it is still seriously concerning that nearly a third of all deaths from COVID-19 continues to happen in these settings. We have also seen a slight weekly increase in the number of people dying from COVID-19 in their own homes and other communal settings, which is equally worrying. Excess deaths in care homes and private homes continue to be higher than the 5 year average, compared to Hospitals which have seen a decline, leaving our older people and most vulnerable at risk. Councils are doing all they can to protect those in care homes, as well as those receiving care in their own homes. Every council in England has prepared plans on how to support all care homes in their areas to control and prevent future infection outbreaks, working alongside the NHS locally and with Public Health England. The Government needs to ensure that councils and social care services have all the resources they need for the weeks and months ahead. The LGA will also be working closely with the new National COVID-19 Social Care Support Taskforce to tackle these issues and help guide social care through this current crisis and beyond."

Furlough Scheme Changes

SOUTHPORT based Pennington Silver, Chartered Accountants, have given us a brief summary of the changes to the Government’s furlough scheme with effect from 1 July 2020 for readers who are a bit unsure as to what is going on next... We are told that claims for version 1 of furlough, which was for the period to 30 June have to be made by 31 July 2020.

CJRS V2: 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020. This runs from 1 July 2020 the scheme is only available to employers that have used CJRS V1 and only for employees they have previously furloughed. Employees can be flexibly furloughed, enabling part time working. No minimum furlough period. Furlough claims become more specific and must contain details of usual hours (based on calendar days) and usual hours worked. Hours furloughed will be the difference. Each claim made by employer must be for a week or more. No claim period can extend across a calendar month end.

From August 2020 onwards, the employer cannot claim any grant at all for employers’ NIC nor for the employers’ compulsory pension contribution. So whatever employers’ NIC and employers’ pension contributions are payable on the salary are a cost in full to the employer.

Then from September 2020, for fully furloughed staff, the grant will continue to cover the salary cost, but the percentage covered is reduced to 70%, from its original 80%. The monthly grant an employer can claim for salary cost is the lower of:- 70% of salary, and £2,500 x 70/80.

From October 2020, for fully furloughed staff, the grant will continue to cover the salary cost, but the percentage covered is reduced further to 60%, from its original 80%. The monthly grant an employer can claim for salary cost is the lower of:- 60% of salary, and £2,500 x 60/80.

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and surroundings

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,279 cases and the total number now stand at 298,136, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 233 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 41,969.

In England, there are a total of 157,545 confirmed cases. North West - total of 26,811 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,669 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 964 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 1,347 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 760 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 412 confirmed cases.

► Blackpool, 677 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 421 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 1,045 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 806 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,211 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 1,309 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 3,798 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 1,685 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 1,139 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 863 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,073 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 833 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 870 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 1,230 confirmed cases.

UK Government Coronavirus Press Conference on 16 June 2020

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