All 26,412 NW Covid-19 cases by area with high risk of future lockdown
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 12, 2020
There are now a total of 26,412 cases of coronavirus across the North West of England.
That’s according to the latest data released by Public Health England last night (June 11).
In Lancashire there are 4,837 cases alone, with 3,752 in the area managed by Lancashire County Council, 668 in Blackpool and 417 in Blackburn with Darwen.
A total of 935 people have died from the virus under the care of Lancashire’s five hospital trusts.
210 people have died in Blackpool, 194 in East Lancashire Hospitals, 223 at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, 143 in Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, and 165 in Morecambe Boy hospitals.
Across the North West as a whole, including Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria, there are now 26,412 cases.
Overall there are 4,837 cases in Lancashire, 1,039 in Bolton, 793 in Bury, 1,282 in Cheshire East, 1,196 in Cheshire West and Chester, 2,249 in Cumbria, 409 in Halton, 673 in Knowsley, 1,641 in Liverpool, 1,643 in Manchester, 1,116 in Oldham, 839 in Rochdale, 959 in Salford, 943 in Sefton, 760 in St Helens, 1,061 in Stockport, 789 in Tameside, 847 in Trafford, 788 in Warrington, 1,223 in Wigan, and 1,325 in Wirral.
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Across the UK, there have been 6,240,801 tests of which 291,409 people have tested positive.
41,279 people have sadly lost their lives as a result of the virus.
This comes as the risk of further lockdowns across the UK and Europe is moderate to high, health experts have warned.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has said the risk to the UK and countries across Europe is moderate if restrictions are “phased out gradually, when only sporadic or cluster transmission is reported, and when appropriate monitoring systems and capacities for extensive testing and contact tracing are in place”.
However, it said the risk of lockdown moves to high if restrictions are phased out when there is still ongoing community transmission “and no appropriate monitoring systems and capacities for extensive testing and contact tracing are in place”.
ECDC director Andrea Ammon said in a statement: “The pandemic is not over.
“It is important to comply with recommendations regarding physical distancing and maintain high standards of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
“Everyone’s contribution makes a difference.”
Figures from the NHS Test and Trace programme released on Thursday showed that a third of people who tested positive for coronavirus could not be reached by officials or failed to provide details of their contacts.
Some 8,117 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in England had their case transferred to the NHS system, of whom 5,407 (67%) were reached, while 2,710 (33%) did not provide information about their contacts or could not be reached.
Baroness Dido Harding, who is leading the programme, said NHS Test and Trace is not yet “gold standard” but has got off to a good start.
An app to accompany the system has been delayed after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would be rolled out from mid-May.
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