Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-18

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This page last updated on 18 August 2020

Metro Mayor Announces New Network for LCR Residents Aged 55 and Over

STEVE Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced the establishment of the new network for Liverpool City Region residents aged 55 and above, which will help shape the policies that affect their future. Network 55+ is open to anyone living in the Liverpool City Region aged 55 and over. The network will operate primarily online, through surveys, webinars and other online meetings, and is working closely with local community groups to ensure those without internet access can get involved. The Liverpool City Region recently joined the UK Network of Age friendly Communities, made up of Cities, Towns and counties working together to share learning and examples of age friendly practices. 1 of the 1st tasks for the new Network will be to advise and help shape an action plan as Liverpool City Region bids to join the World Health Organisation Age Friendly Communities.

Speaking about the network, Mayor Rotheram said:- "I want the Liverpool City Region to be the best possible place to age in the country and to achieve that we must listen to all of our diverse communities. This new network will complement the work of existing groups across the city region that are already affiliated to the LCR Age Friendly Network and will help ensure that we have a socially and geographically representative group. We have already taken specific steps to support older people in our society, including the most generous concessionary travel scheme outside London, ensuring our brand-new fleet of publicly owned trains will be the most accessible in the country, and consulting directly with older people's groups when developing our Local Industrial Strategy and our Spatial Development Strategy. I'd encourage everyone aged 55 and above to join this new network to have their say on the issues that are important to them."

Anyone living in the Liverpool City Region and aged 55 and above can join the network by visiting:- LiverpoolCityRegion-CA.Gov.UK.  Members choose how much they want to get involved and can opt out at any time.

Metro Mayor Steve comments on Government U-turn over A-Levels and GCSE's

SEFTON Council is now offering under 16's free junior golf memberships which gives them a year's no cost play at its Bootle and Southport courses. To qualify for the memberships, which are worth ₤80, under 16's need to register at the Bootle Golf Club or Southport Golf Links shops. They need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must provide proof of age. Their free membership means that for the next 12 months they can then book a tee time and play as normal and it will cost them nothing. Sefton Council has also been reminding golfers about their money saving Twilight tickets for Bootle and Southport, which start from 4pm and cost as little as ₤8.50. More information about Sefton Council's golf courses can be found at:- Sefton.Gov.UK. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:- "Worth ₤80 each, these memberships providing under 16's with free golf at our Bootle and Southport courses, are excellent value. Golf is a sport that requires regular practise and training and the ability to play for free at any time might help one of our local young people emerge as the next Tommy Fleetwood."

Total UK cases COVID-19 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 1,089 cases and the total number now stand at 320,286, 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 12 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

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 896. 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:- 128.

In England, there are a total of 276,809 confirmed cases. North West - total of 50,280 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows.

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


Liverpool, 2,711 confirmed cases.

731 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,060 confirmed cases. 

Sefton, 1,628 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,253 confirmed cases


Wirral, 2,105 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,697 confirmed cases.


Blackpool, 1,082 confirmed cases.


Bolton, 2,172 confirmed cases.


Bury, 1,480 confirmed cases.


Cheshire East, 2,327 confirmed cases.


Cheshire West and Chester, 2,096 confirmed cases.


Lancashire, 7,748 confirmed cases.


Manchester, 3,856 confirmed cases.


Oldham, 2,660 confirmed cases.


Preston, 1,356 confirmed cases.


Rochdale, 2,089 confirmed cases.


Salford, 1,667 confirmed cases.


Stockport, 1,923 confirmed cases.


Tameside, 1,797 confirmed cases.


Trafford, 1,572 confirmed cases.


Warrington, 1,392 confirmed cases


Wigan, 2,254 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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