Liverpool City Region COVID-19 statistics - 2020-06-29

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This page last updated on 30 June 2020

Statement issued by the LGA responding to figures number of homes lost due to Covid-19

RESPONDING to figures from Shelter showing around 84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England this year due to the impact of Coronavirus, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesman, said:- "Housing must be a central part of the national recovery from Coronavirus. Now is the time for a genuine renaissance in Council house building that reduces homelessness, gets rough sleepers off the streets for good, supports people's wellbeing and is climate friendly. Giving Councils the powers and tools to deliver a programme of 100,000 social homes a year would not only meet a third of the Government's annual house building target, but it would generate a range of social and economic benefits, including reducing the housing benefit bill and alleviating pressures on health and social care that result from poor housing conditions."

CLA responds to Prime Minister's announcement on radical planning reforms

FOLLOWING the Prime Minister's announcement on simplifying our planning system, CLA President Mark Bridgeman said:- "The CLA welcomes today's announcement about reforms to simplify the planning system. We've been asking for this for many years. At a time when many people are understandably considering leaving the city for a more rural life, we must ensure the rural economy is fit for purpose; an effective, efficient and proportionate planning system is a key component of delivering that. A simplified planning regime will facilitate the economic recovery we desperately need, delivering jobs, homes and much improved environmental and natural capital resources. But we need further detail from Government, and a commitment to work with landowners and rural businesses to deliver a `st class planning regime that works for the rural economy in practise, not just in theory."

Response by the LGA to latest figures on Covid-19 Deaths

THE number of weekly deaths registered, in England and Wales, has fallen below the 5 year average for the 1st time in 14 weeks. Responding to theses latest provisional ONS figures on Coronavirus deaths, which show that deaths involving COVID-19 as a percentage of all deaths in Care Homes decreased to 12.9% in the week to 19 June 2020, compared with 17.3% in the previous week, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost loved ones to this dreadful disease. Significantly, the number of weekly deaths have fallen below the 5 year average for the 1st time since March 2020, with the number of deaths attributable to Coronavirus in Care Homes also continuing to fall each week. Despite these encouraging signs, Social Care remains on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus and our older people and most vulnerable continue to be at risk. Worryingly the number of people dying at home is still higher than the 5 year average, which could suggest that some are choosing not to go to Hospital or receive help elsewhere. Councils are doing all they can to protect those in Care Homes, as well as those receiving care in their own homes. 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 is 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."

LGA responds to the Prime Minister's plans to rebuild the UK

RESPONDING to the Prime Minister's plan to rebuild the UK following the COVID-19 crisis, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:- "We are pleased the Government has pledged to invest in local priorities such as building homes and infrastructure, boosting connectivity and fixing roads. Local economies are different. Some require greater connectivity; some need to transition to new industries and others are short of affordable housing or adequate infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure will be vital, but with local control over how this funding is spent, Councils can play a key role in providing genuinely affordable homes, fixing the nation's roads, delivering high speed broadband and high-quality mobile connectivity, boosting local economies, and tackling environmental challenges. Councils continue to face increased cost and demand pressures as a result of the pandemic, while at the same time as seeing a significant drop in income. Not only do Councils need to be fully funded to help our communities beat this virus now but also to help support the nation as we look towards the next phase. Planning powers must also remain at a local level, to enable Councils to deliver resilient, prosperous places that meet the needs of their communities. To fix the housing crisis, Councils should be given the powers and tools to resume their role as major builders of affordable housing and deliver a programme of 100,000 social homes a year. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not just recover from this crisis but to go further and address the stark inequalities the virus has exposed, develop a green recovery, address skills gaps and rebuild the economy so that it benefits everyone. With the right funding and powers, Councils can get local economies started again and deliver a pipeline of long term investment that will revive the economy and deliver long term economic, social and environmental transformation."

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

100 days in the UK since the start of lockdown in the UK, the latest total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, has risen by:- 689 cases and the total number now stand at:- 312,654, 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 155 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 43,730.

In England, there are a total of 160,587 confirmed cases. North West - total of 27,303 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,682 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 980 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 1,365 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 768 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 416 confirmed cases.

► Knowsley, 678 confirmed cases..

► Blackpool,683 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 422 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 1,061 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 818 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,245 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 1,355 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 3,852 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 1,741 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 1,161 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 892 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,093 confirmed cases.

► Salford, 985 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 884 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 884 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 1,235 confirmed cases.

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