Liverpool’s coronavirus infection rate is lowest in two months


Liverpool’s coronavirus infection rate has fallen to its lowest for two months.The infection rate per 100,000 population is 235, which is the lowest since September 21, when the number increased and finally hit just under 700.

It is now also below the current UK average which now stands at 244.

The numbers mean Liverpool are now closer to the region of Cornwall’s lowest coronavirus infection rate at 84, than Hull which is currently the highest at 702.

It also confirms the key message from doctors that people must continue to be safe and follow guidelines to avoid an increase in the future.

Liverpool are currently participating in the mass testing program which the council has announced plans to extend once the military leaves.

We were the first city to enter Level 3 restrictions, followed by a second nationwide lockdown that will have contributed to the dramatic reduction in the infection rate that once stood at 700 cases in mid-October.

Graph shows Liverpool coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 compared to the UK average

The image above shows the effect on the infection rate of moving to level 3 at the top of the graph. The onset of mass testing saw it increase slightly again as more cases were discovered – many of which were asymptomatic – before falling back.

The UK rate, while starting to stabilize, has slipped above Liverpool’s in the latest figures. which are for the week ending November 16.

You can see the full graph – which shows the infection rate for each region of Merseyside since September 1 – by clicking here.

If rates continue to fall, Liverpool executives will be in a good position to advocate for a reduction in level restrictions once the lockdown is lifted on December 2.

Joe Anderson told ECHO the next two weeks will be crucial and urged everyone to continue to follow the rules and have as many people as possible show up for a test within the next two weeks.

He said: “What we have accomplished in just a few weeks is really positive when you look at how far this infection rate has dropped and how many people we have tested.

“We need so many people to come forward and take part in this to give us the best chance to get out of Tier 3 when the decisions are made in December.

Graph shows Liverpool coronavirus infection rates per 100,000 population compared to Wirral, the lowest in the city region

“If we can bring the rate down to around 150 or somewhere around that and show how we got into the mass testing pilot, then we can make a compelling case to the government about going to level 2.”

Figures showing the continued decline in the infection rate follow yesterday’s protests against lockdown measures in Liverpool city center.

More than a dozen people were arrested. Four were arrested on suspicion of encouraging or assisting in the commission of Covid offenses, five people suspected of violating Covid law, one was arrested for disturbing public order and two were arrested. arrested for failing to provide their name and address after violating Covid law.

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Officers also issued 25 notices of fixed penalty for breach of Covid legislation and 10 notices of dispersal.

Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine said: ‘We all want to get back to normal as quickly as possible, but the actions of these people who have gathered in Liverpool today risk delaying this return and prolonging the suffering of so many. .

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