COVID-19: Five areas of Liverpool record drop in infections rates, but still higher than England average

The overall rate of infection in the Liverpool City Region remains far higher than the England average of 13,724 per 100,000 people.

<p>A map of COVID-19 hotspots in the Liverpool City Region. Image: Gov.uk</p>

A map of COVID-19 hotspots in the Liverpool City Region. Image: Gov.uk

Just one area of the Liverpool City Region has seen a rise in COVID-19 infection rates, according to the latest week-on-week data from the Government.

After a spell of steadily increasing rates across the majority of the region, which mirrored the UK as a whole, now just Wirral is still marginally on the up.

According to the figures from Public Health England, COVID-19 cases on the peninsular rose by 1.7% in the seven days leading up to 28 October.

The region had 1268 cases in total, 21 more than the previous week.

All the other boroughs recorded decreases during the same period, with Halton down by a significant 21.2%, recording 690 cases in total and 186 less than the previous seven days.

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The percentage change week on week also dropped in Knowsley (-18.8%), St Helens (-13.8%), Liverpool (-7.5%) and Sefton (-1%).

However, the infection rate across all the boroughs still remains higher than the England average of 13,724 per 100,000 people.

This is highlighted by analysis of the daily figures.

COVID-19 daily update figures

Alongside the week-on-week figures, the Government’s COVID-19 dashboard also provides daily updates.

Here we take a look at the increase in cases and infection rates in each constituency.

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Halton

According to the latest figures released on Tuesday, 2 November, the number of coronavirus cases in Halton increased by 100 in the last recorded 24 hours.

A total of 22,403 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, up from 22,303 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Halton now stands at 17,265 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 13,724.

Knowsley

Coronavirus cases in Knowsley increased by 59 in the last recorded 24 hours.

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A total of 29,653 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, up from 29,594 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Knowsley now stands at 19,451 cases per 100,000 people, which is also far higher than the England average of 13,724.

Liverpool

The number of cases in Liverpool increased by 201 in the last recorded 24 hours, with two more deaths recorded.

A total of 85,006 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 in the area, up from 84,805 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Liverpool now stands at 16,985 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the national average.

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The two further deaths recorded over the last day takes the region’s overall death tally to 1,331 people.

Sefton

The number of cases in Sefton increased by 160 in the last recorded 24 hours, with two more deaths recorded.

A total of 45,240 people had been confirmed as testing positive, up from 45,080 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Sefton now stands at 16,397 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average.

The two further deaths recorded over the the day takes the area’s overall death tally to 880 people.

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St Helens

The number of coronavirus cases in St Helens increased by 118 in the last recorded 24 hours, with one more death recorded.

A total of 31,769 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 in the area, up from 31,651 on Monday.

The rate of infection in St Helens now stands at 17,543 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the national average.

The one further death recorded takes the area’s overall death tally to 516 people.

Wirral

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The number of coronavirus cases in Wirral increased by 99 in the last recorded 24 hours, with one more death recorded.

A total of 46,987 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, up from 46,888 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Wirral now stands at 14,487 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 13,254.

The one further death recorded takes the area’s overall death tally to 892 people.