Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-04-19

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WITH many worried about the 'unintended consequences' of lockdown feared, including the rising mental health issues and unemployment, it is no surprise that education would be included within this list and lots of theories as to what will be done to get the UK's educational establishments back on track. As a result, in the UK Government's daily televised briefing, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, clearly stated that there were "no plans" to open Schools over the summer holiday, from following "unhelpful speculation" within some of the UK media outlets. He said that 5 "tests" must be met before Schools and any other education establishments could reopen.  Outlining those 5 tests Mr Williamson said:- "1st we must protect the NHS's ability to cope, and be sure that it can continue to provide critical care and specialist treatment right across the whole of the United Kingdom. The 2nd, we need to see daily death rates from Coronavirus coming down. 3rd, we need to have reliable data that shows the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels. The 4th, we need to be confident that testing capacity and PPE is being managed, with supply able to meet, not just today's demand, but future demand. And the 5th, perhaps the most crucially, we need to be confident that any changes we do make will not risk a 2nd peak of infections."

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

THE UK headed in the Number 10 briefing, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jenny Harries said that the lower number of recorded Covid-19 deaths was:- "very good news," but she also added cautioned, saying we should not jump to conclusions. UK Hospital recorded COVID-19 fatalities have seen slightly lower numbers with 596 reported to have died, bringing the total of UK Hospital confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 16,060. The number of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections has risen by 5,850 in just a day, to 120,067, the Department of Health said. In England, there are a total of 90,629 confirmed cases. North West - total of 13,871 confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the following local authorities are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,119 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 636 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 762 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 457 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 256 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 2,018 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 546 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 588 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 833 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 619 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 454 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 416 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 545 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 318 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 309 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 365 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 445 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 222 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 19/04/2020. Last updated 3:13 pm GMT. . Last updated 2:44 pm GMT..  UK total includes cases detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only include:- "Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved Administration Labs).


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