Liverpool news Update on covid cases across city region ahead of roadmap plans PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Covid cases are falling and more than a quarter of the population has now been vaccinated as the city region waits to hear the government's plans to end lockdown

Liverpool news Update on covid cases across city region ahead of roadmap plans PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Covid cases are falling and more than a quarter of the population has now been vaccinated as the city region waits to hear the government's plans to end lockdown

Liverpool news  Update on covid cases across city region ahead of roadmap plans PremierLeague-News.Com
22 February 2021 - 12:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Cases of Covid-19 are at their lowest levels for two months as the city region waits to hear details on the way out of lockdown. From their peak on January 8, infections have fallen nearly 90% while more than a quarter of the city region’s population has already received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Later today, Boris Johnson will set out the country’s roadmap to ending lockdown, which is expected to see schools reopen on March 8 and the “rule of six” return on March 29. Beyond these dates, further reopening is expected to be based on the progress of the vaccination campaign and continued low levels of Covid infections. With this in mind, here is how the city region stands with just two weeks to go until the first step on the way out of lockdown. Does the number of cases in your area worry you in regards to the easing of lockdown? let us know in the comments below In the week up to February 18, the infection rates per 100,000 residents for each borough were as follows (with the absolute number of cases in brackets): Halton - 152.2 (197) Knowsley - 174.3 (263) Liverpool - 165.7 (825) St Helens - 233.1 (421) Sefton - 133 (370) Wirral - 116.7 (378) City Region - 157.4 (2,454) These figures show the city region roughly at the same infection rate as just before Christmas and well below the levels seen in early January when some boroughs saw well over 1,000 new cases per 100,000 residents. Find the number of people vaccinated near you by entering your postcode below However, these infection rates are still high, particularly in St Helens. When the second lockdown ended in December, infection rates in the city region were about half this level while Leicester was placed into the country’s first city-wide lockdown with an infection rate of around 130 cases per 100,000 residents. Even so, the number of new infections is heading in the right direction, with cases falling steadily in every borough. Below is the percentage decrease in infections seen over the week to February 18: Halton - 23.6% Knowsley - 40.5% Liverpool - 24.8% St Helens - 18.3% Sefton - 35.

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.6% City Region - 27.0% Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day. There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for an Echo Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want. 4) Press Save changes and that's it! At these rates, every borough except St Helens will have infection rates below 100 cases per 100,000 residents by the time schools reopen on March 8. St Helens could remain a problem, however, with stubbornly high rates of Covid-19 as the borough has consistently lagged behind the rest of the city region since the start of the third lockdown. Vaccine success holds key to end of lockdown Further progress towards reopening will depend on the success of the vaccination programme, which at the moment is going well in the city region. The number of people who had received their first dose of the vaccine in each borough by February 14 is given below, along with the percentage of the borough’s population this represents. Halton - 32,991 (25.5%) Knowsley - 36,894 (24.5%) Liverpool - 112,820 (22.7%) St Helens - 48,515 (26.9%) Sefton - 82,715 (29.9%) Wirral - 100,911 (31.1%) City Region - 414,846 (26.6%) The government will hope that as these figures increase, infection rates will begin to fall faster while fewer of those who do catch Covid-19 end up in hospital. This should relieve pressure on local hospitals and make ending lockdown safer. Read More Related Articles What restrictions could be lifted last as Boris Johnson to make roadmap announcement Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE UK updates as Boris Johnson announces Easter lockdown exit roadmap

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