Coronavirus live updates as nearly one-fifth of England will be under severe restrictions until Monday.

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19.6% of the country will face the toughest restrictions from Monday

Almost a fifth of England will be under the strictest coronavirus restrictions until Monday as the number of patients in hospital continues to rise.

Nottinghamshire entered Stage 3 on Friday morning, while West Yorkshire will enter the highest alert level from Monday.

This will bring the total number of people in the highest restriction level to just over 11 million – 19.6% of the population.

And with the Tees Valley and West Midlands expected to be upgraded to level 3, millions more people could soon be under the strictest level of Covid 19 restrictions.

The news is coming as Liverpool’s infection rate with the corona virus continues to fall.

The latest data show a continuing trend of declining cases and the strongest decrease in recent days.

The city’s infection rate now stands at 430.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, up from 480.1 the previous day.

The data extracted up to October 26, covering the tests up to October 26, show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2143, a significant decrease of 723 cases from the previous week.

The continued decline in the infection rate over the past week suggests that the level 3 containment measures may be working.

At national level, however, the NHS testing and tracing system has recorded the highest weekly number of positive cases to date, while a study by Imperial College London found that almost 100,000 people are infected with Covid-19 every day.

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A beautiful day on the river Mersey at sunrise over the skyline of Liverpool. Photo by Colin Lane (Picture: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool’s Covid-19 infection rate has dropped again as the numbers continue to decline.

The city is suffering from the enormous impact of the virus and is currently subject to the highest level of Tier 3 restrictions.

And while the situation in the city’s hospitals is extremely difficult, the infection rate in Liverpool is fortunately falling.

The latest data show a continuing trend of falling cases and the sharpest decrease in recent days.

The city’s infection rate now stands at 430.3 per 100,000, up from 480.1 the day before.

The data extracted up to October 26, covering the tests until October 26, show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2143, a significant decrease of 723 cases from the previous week.

The continued decline in the infection rate over the past week suggests that the level 3 containment measures may be working.

It is not too long ago that the infection rate moved towards 700 per 100,000 cases.

However, the figures are still dangerously high, and given the critical situation in the city’s hospitals, this is no reason for complacency.

Yesterday, Liverpool’s main hospital trust recorded another 17 Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 674.

In the hospitals in the metropolitan area, there were 33 new deaths from 19 Covid-19 patients.

The public health team in Liverpool is concerned about the transmission rate among the elderly and more vulnerable people.

A statement said:

“Compared to the previous week, we have seen a slight decrease in the rate of new infections in the city, but the current 7-day rate is still very high.

“The rate of new infections among the elderly is particularly worrying at the current very high level, which will lead to increased pressure on hospitals and to deaths from Covid in the coming weeks”.

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