Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-09-30

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This page last updated on 30 September 2020

Sefton Lights up the Civic Buildings to support awareness of event production industries

SEFTON Council will be lighting up Bootle Town Hall and Crosby Library in red tonight, Wednesday, 30 September 2020, in support of the Global Industry Awareness Day for the Production Services and Live Events sector. Buildings across the City Region will be illuminated red as part of the event to highlight to the public and the government what the industry does and its huge economic and cultural value. It is part of a global campaign to draw attention and gain government recognition that the industry still urgently needs support. The campaign is supported by Sefton, who are the Liverpool City Regionís Borough of Culture for 2020. As part of the event, which is organised by #WeMakeEvents, 60 beams of white light will be pointed into the sky across the UK, each beam representing 10,000 jobs at risk. People can find out more about the event at:- Cllr Trish Hardy Sefton Councilís main Borough of Culture sponsor said:- "These 'back-stage' production related industries are hugely important to our cultural life and to our economy, but are largely unseen. We are proud to be the Liverpool City Regionís Borough of Culture for 2020, despite the impact of current circumstances on our programme, and Sefton Council is pleased to be able to join this event and support them tonight."

Safeguarding Adults in Care Homes

CARE England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to a consultation document on safeguarding adults in care homes from the National Institute for Heal October in and Care Excellence (NICE). Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "Care England welcomes this guidance, but has taken the opportunity to suggest some areas that need further emphasis. The relationship between empowering the ethos of the Human Rights Act and the Mental Capacity Act needs to be explored and is especially pertinent given the challenges around guidance concerning visiting care homes during the pandemic."

NICE is expected to publish the guidance in February 2021:- NICE.Org.UK Safeguarding adults in care homes is of paramount importance. Martin Green continues:- "We also urge NICE to delve into the interrelationship between the adult safeguarding teams and the adult social care commissioning practice, to ensure providers have a consistent framework to work within."

Sefton to host mobile Coronavirus testing sites through October

ONCE again, Sefton is set to host Mobile Coronavirus testing units across the Borough through October 2020. In addition to Crosby, Litherland and Selby, in October Mobile Units will also begin visiting Aintree Race Course, which will see it's 1st visit, on Saturday, 3 October 2020. Also walk through test centres, opposite Bootle Town Hall and at Southport Town Hall, are open from 8am to 8pm. Anyone who has Covid19 symptoms of a high temperature, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell, should get a test. To get a test, people need to have make an appointment first at:- NHS.UK/Coronavirus or call:- 119. The October dates locations for Mobile Test Units are:-

 Thursday, 1 October in Litherland.

 Friday, 2 October in Litherland.

Saturday, 3 October in Aintree Racecourse.

Sunday, 4 October in Southport

Monday, 5 October in Southport.

Tuesday, 6 October in Crosby.

Wednesday, 7 October in Crosby.

Thursday, 8 October in Crosby.

Friday, 9 October in No Mobile Test Unit in Sefton today.*

Saturday, 10 October in Southport.

Sunday, 11 October in Southport.

Monday, 12 October in Litherland.

Tuesday, 13 October in Litherland.

Wednesday, 14 October in Litherland.

Thursday, 15 October in No Mobile Test Unit in Sefton today.*

Friday, 16 October in No Mobile Test Unit in Sefton today.*

Saturday, 17 October in No Mobile Test Unit in Sefton today.*

Sunday, 18 October in Southport.

Monday, 19 October in Crosby.

Tuesday, 20 October in Crosby.

Wednesday, 21 October in Crosby.

Thursday, 22 October in Aintree Racecourse .

Friday, 23 October in Aintree Racecourse.

Saturday, 24 October in No Mobile Test Unit in Sefton today.*

Sunday, 25 October in Southport.

Monday, 26 October in Southport.

 Tuesday, 27 October in Litherland.

 Wednesday, 28 October in Litherland.

Thursday, 29 October in Crosby.

Friday, 30 October in Crosby.

Saturday, 31 October in Aintree Racecourse.

The days and sites may change if Mobile Units are required in other Merseyside locations. Mobile Testing Units are supported by Sefton Council, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS South October in Sefton CCG. Units have been deployed across Sefton Borough nearly every day in July, August and September.

* Walk-through test centres, opposite Bootle Town Hall and at Southport Town Hall, will be open from 8am to 8pmm on Saturday, 24 October 2020.


Total UK cases COVID19 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 7,108 cases and the total number now stand at 453,264, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 71 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 42,143.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 2,252. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 312. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 266.

In England, there are a total of 388,342 confirmed cases. North West - total of 84,650 confirmed cases.

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

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-


Liverpool, 6,198 confirmed cases.


Halton, 1,434 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 2,094 confirmed cases.


Sefton, 2,868 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 2,222 confirmed cases


Wirral, 3,841 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

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

lackburn with Darwen, 2,697 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 1,396 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 4,791 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 2,649 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 2,956 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 2,728 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 12,682 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 7,663 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 4,240 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 2,321 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 3,395 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 3,115 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 2,743 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 3,048 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 2,383 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 2,432 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 3,511 confirmed cases

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

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