Covid-19 was involved in one third of all deaths in Liverpool within one week.

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The number of patients who have died in recent weeks in Royal Liverpool and Aintree hospitals has risen rapidly, with 130 new deaths recorded by the Trust so far in October.

The main NHS Hospital Trust in Liverpool now records more than 50 Covid 19 deaths per week.

New figures show how big the impact of the virus is on the city.

“The second wave is exhausting and heartbreaking for my colleagues as we continue to care for Covid-19 patients under very difficult conditions.

The Trust’s Deputy Medical Director, Paul Fitzsimmons, twittered about the current situation in the hospitals:

This has accelerated over the month with the Trust now reporting more than 50 deaths per week in Covid-19 patients.

But how does this compare to the total number of people dying in the city during this period?

“Covid is very real, very scary and kills Liverpudlians every day. We can all stop the spread.”

Of these deaths, 63 involved Covid-19 patients.

New figures reported by Liverpool City Council show that 188 deaths were registered in the city between October 15 and 21.

This means that 34% of all deaths in the city in this last 7-day period were in people suffering from the virus.

With regard to the infection situation in Liverpool, there is some slightly hopeful news, although there are some reservations.

The infection rate in the city has decreased and now stands at around 545.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the period 15-21 October.

However, this level is still dangerously high, and the positivity rate in tests performed is still alarmingly high at almost 19%.

This is a decrease of 650 cases compared to the previous week.

Matt Ashton, Liverpool City Council’s Director of Public Health, commented on the decline in numbers with a warning: “The decline in the number of positive cases is encouraging, but our rates are still very high.

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