Liverpool news Full covid update for our region ahead of Stage 2 lockdown easing PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - All the numbers are looking hopeful as the region prepares to get a bit closer to normal next week
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Liverpool City Region is preparing for the next stage of lockdown easing, with gyms, non-essential shops and beer gardens set to reopen from Monday. It marks a major step for the region in terms of getting back on its feet after the devastation of the pandemic. The city region has suffered terribly at the hands of the virus, both in terms of loss of life and economically with sectors like tourism and hospitality being especially hard hit. As well as being a few days before a crucial unlocking moment, tomorrow also marks a month since schools fully reopened across the region. At this key moment, we have taken a close look at the latest Covid-19 data for our region to see where things currently stand. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here Infection rates The first big piece of good news comes with the latest infection rates. Liverpool City Region's overall rate is currently at its lowest point since September 1, with around 50 new cases per day being recorded. Here are the individual infection rates for each borough in the week up to Saturday April 3, with the absolute number of cases in brackets. Halton - 24.7 (32) Knowsley - 21.9 (33) Liverpool - 22.3 (111) St Helens - 26.0 (47) Sefton - 23.9 (66) Wirral - 17.9 (58) City Region - 22.3 (347) All infection rates are now lower than 26 cases per 100,000 people.
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. Case decline Further positive news is provided by the week-on-week decline in cases, given below: Halton - 60.5% Knowsley - 47.6% Liverpool - 41.0% St Helens - 40.5% Sefton - 30.5% Wirral - 26.6% City Region - 40.7% After a couple of weeks where cases in the region plateaued (possibly because of increased school testing) - numbers now appear to be falling sharply again. This is further evidence that schools reopening has not had a big impact on infections - although it is still too early to tell if there has been any impact from the easing of lockdown on March 29, which allowed people to meet in groups of six. Hospitals The latest data shows that numbers of covid patients continue to fall in our region's biggest hospitals too. Liverpool's main trust, which includes the Royal Liverpool and Aintree hospitals is now down to 47 covid patients, having peaked at 570 at one point in January. Find your nearest vaccination centre by entering your postcode below
The St Helens and Knowsley Trust has come down from a high point of 280 in January to just 17 virus patients in the latest update. And Wirral's main trust, which includes Arrowe Park, is now caring for just eight covid-19 patients - having reached a high point of 277 earlier in the year. Deaths The fall in cases has also meant a fall in deaths, with the number of deaths for the week to April 3 given below: Halton - 1 Knowsley - 0 Liverpool - 0 St Helens - 0 Sefton - 1 Wirral - 0 City Region - 2 This is the lowest number of deaths in a single seven-day period since September 8 - showing the impact of the combination of both the vaccine roll-out and the fall in cases.
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