Coronavirus levels are spiraling out of control in Liverpool with 4,278 cases in a week

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Liverpool recorded 4,278 infections in a week as spiraling virus rates continued.
Covid-19 cases more than tripled in the city in the week leading up to January 4, reaching a rate of 859 cases per 100,000 residents as of that date.

Council data from Jan. 8 shows three services recorded more than 200 cases last week.

Riverside has recorded 210 cases, West Derby is out of 206 while Speke-Garston’s tally over the same seven-day period is 203 cases.

Cases are expected to continue to rise, with the effect of the national lockdown having a delayed effect.

The city’s acting mayor, Wendy Simon, on Friday called on all residents to strictly follow the lockdown rules.

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She said: “I think it’s really important for all of us to get back to these basics. Handwashing, I remember when we first started, so many people said how painful their hands were because they washed them frequently and for longer.

“We should try to come back to it and make sure our faces are covered if we have to go out, but the clear messages for now are certainly to stay inside, to stay home unless you have to. really need to go out for food or medicine or to go to work. ”

Public Health Director Matt Ashton echoed this plea, saying people should only go out when absolutely necessary.

Mr Ashton said: “The next few weeks are going to be extremely difficult and unfortunately it will be some time before we see the impact of the lockdown take effect. People should stay at home as much as possible. Do not leave the house unless absolutely necessary. People have to stick to the rules and ask themselves just because they can do something, that doesn’t mean they should.

“If you’re a frontline worker and have a symptom-free testing center in your area, get tested regularly so that you can isolate yourself before symptoms appear. We are working hard with health and government partners to accelerate vaccine deployment to the most vulnerable groups, but it will not happen overnight.

“In the meantime, we need people to redouble their efforts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, and to challenge those friends and relatives who don’t.”

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