The figures released today show that the total number of confirmed cases in the city over the past seven days is 2,044 – a decrease of 739 from the previous week. However, the rate remains high at 410.4 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The head of Liverpool’s public health department has warned people across the city to continue to adhere to coronavirus restrictions as new cases of the disease decline.
The city’s health director praised the people of the city, but warned that it would take longer to get the situation under control.
Mr. Ashton said, “It may seem like everything has been bad and bleak lately, but these latest figures give us a glimmer of optimism.
Matt Ashton, the city’s director of health, said the numbers were a “glimmer of optimism,” but warned that it would take much more time to get the situation under control.
The number of hospitalizations and the number of deaths caused by Covid-19, both of which fall short of the infection rate, continues to rise.
“Only by working together can we bring this pandemic under control”.
“The decline in infection rates shows that we are on the right track. However, it is important that we are realistic and know that it takes time and effort to get this virus under control.
“We just have to remember to follow the guidelines and if you have symptoms, get tested and isolate yourself when you are asked to.
The Council also praised the companies in the city and published figures indicating that the vast majority were working with Covid in a safe manner.
Five companies were given fixed fines, most of them for violating the 22:00 curfew.
After 996 unannounced visits by the City Council’s licensing team between October 14 and 24, 99% of the establishments were found to be compliant.
Paul Brant, a member of the Health Cabinet, thanked the public and businesses for their compliance to date and said that further focus on controlling the virus would bring more positive news.
Councilman Brant said: “These figures are a step in the right direction and they show that when we all work together for the common good, we are beginning to see the results we need to see.
“It is also reassuring to see that the majority of our companies take this issue seriously and put the health of their employees and customers first.
“We still have a long way to go, but if everyone continues to do their part, we will get out of this situation much faster.
“I would like to thank everyone for their efforts so far – we know it’s not always easy and that there can be some confusion about what can and cannot be done, but if we stick to the household bubbles, wash our hands frequently and keep social distance, we will make a big contribution to stopping the spread of this virus.