Liverpool among 28 areas where coronavirus rates are in decline.

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The city region is still seeing a worrying increase in the number of people testing positive for the virus, but new data show that the strict Tier 3 measures are working.

Liverpool is one of 28 areas in the county where coronavirus rates are declining after containment.

See how our region compares to the rest of the country as 16 more areas have been placed under tighter containment measures.

In Thursday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases for each municipality in England, the figures are taken from the seven-day period to October 25.

It also shows 16 other places that have been notified to be placed under tougher restrictions.

According to Mirror Online, the latest figures show that some areas have experienced an upturn in the last seven days due to a significant drop in case numbers.

Case numbers have dropped from 664.2 in the previous seven-day period – or 1,002 cases in total – to 553.5 – or 835 cases in total.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

In Knowsley, on Merseyside, which has been under the strictest Tier 3 restrictions since the announcement of the system on Monday 12 October, there are signs that the system is working.

In Liverpool, Merseyside, the number of cases has fallen from 585.1 in the previous seven-day period – or 2,914 cases in total – to 475.5 in the last seven-day period – or 2,368 cases in total.

Nottingham also deserves special mention. The area was told on Tuesday that it would be subject to the strictest Tier 3 restrictions, but today’s data shows that case numbers have decreased from 611 – or 2,034 cases in total – to 455.4 – or 1,516 cases in total.

In total, the 28 areas where coronavirus rates are falling in today’s update are Knowsley, Liverpool, Nottingham, West Lancashire, Burnley, Hartlepool, Lancaster Halton, County Durham, York, Barrow in Furness, South Tyneside, Bromsgrove, Craven, Exeter, Windsor and Maidenhead, Elmbridge, Norwich, Rutland, Kettering, Tendring, Uttlesford, Maldon, Mid Suffolk, Huntingdonshire, Braintree, South Norfolk and Mendip.

There is also good news in the south. In Exeter the number of cases has fallen from 199.4 – or 262 cases in total – to 140.8 – or 185 cases in total.

The figures for the seven days to October 25 are based on tests conducted in laboratories – first pillar of the government’s testing programme – and in the wider population – second pillar.

While Camden and Dover have remained at exactly the same number of cases.

Blackburn with Darwen continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,203 new cases registered in the seven days to October 25th – equivalent to 803.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This is an increase of 576.5 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 18.

The data for the last four days, October 26-29, have not been included because they are incomplete and do not reflect the actual number of cases.

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