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COVID RATES FALL: Lowest levels since August

 

Covid rates in Liverpool have fallen to the lowest level since last August – despite the reopening of non-essential shops and outdoor hospitality earlier this month.

The latest figures compiled by the city's Public Health team show that in the week up until 23 April, there were 59 confirmed cases across the city.

Analysis of the data shows that in the last week:

- 27 out of 30 wards had fewer than five cases
- A single death was recorded from Covid-19 within 28 days of a positive test
- Nine patients were admitted to hospital
- 20,391 people had a Lateral Flow Test

This comes as the city hosts a series of events as part of the Government's Events Research Programme.

The Good Business Festival 'Changing Business for Good' event took place at ACC Liverpool on Wednesday.

Around 270 guests heard from a series of speakers including Denise Barrett Baxendale, CEO of Everton Football Club, Wayne Hemingway, creative director of The Good Business Festival, Liverpool City Council Chief Executive Tony Reeves and Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston.

As a whole, the city region has recorded 4,588 deaths over the course of the pandemic, some 1,621 of them occurring this year alone.

The plateauing of weekly deaths in the city region reflects the plateauing of cases since the start of April as lockdown restrictions eased and people began to mix more.

But as the vaccine continues to be delivered to more and more people in the city region, deaths should begin to fall again.

 


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