Coronavirus spike reported to Huyton as warning

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Huyton residents have been warned to be careful after the town reported a small spike in coronavirus cases.The L36 area saw 13 new cases of Covid-19 last week – almost all of the 14 new cases reported in the borough in the past seven days.

No local lockdown procedure is offered at this point, but the Knowsley Council Public Health Department is now working to determine links between cases and to ensure that people with symptoms continue to self-help. isolate. Businesses are also reminded to remain vigilant in enforcing social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks.

Sarah McNulty, Knowsley’s director of public health, said: “We are constantly monitoring local data and intelligence to identify and respond to any potential problem or cluster of cases as quickly as possible.

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“It is important to remember in this case that we are still only dealing with a relatively small number of cases in total and that we have already identified links between households and cases within the group of people who tested positive. .

“However, given our continued vigilance, we are monitoring these new cases as a matter of priority and remind all residents of the region to remain cautious and follow directions.

“We are already taking steps to find out as much as possible about cases, potential contacts and to ensure that social distancing and face coverage rules are followed in local contexts like stores.

“At this time, based on the information we have at this point, we are not enforcing any local restrictions, but we are working closely with Public Health England to monitor the situation in the coming days.”

Mobile test units have been deployed to Knowsley Culture and Leisure Park in Huyton, and anyone with symptoms is encouraged to book a test online or by calling 119.

Mobile test stations will be open between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, and postal tests can be ordered for those unable to attend.

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