Liverpool news Worst hit wards in borough as new covid figures show sudden spike MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! Coronavirus infections have surged across Wirral in recent weeks, but some wards have been hit far more than others. A report from the Wirral Intelligence Service shows the areas which have had the most infections in the last fortnight of available figures (between August 29 and September 11). The three wards with the most cases are Bidston and St James with 40 cases, Prenton has 39 cases and Rock Ferry which has 38 cases. The three wards, all of which surround the town of Birkenhead, have seen a marked rise in infections. Bebington and Birkenhead and Tranmere are the only other wards with 30 cases or more. This breakdown of figures points to a concentrated cluster in the east of the borough around the town of Birkenhead. The west of the borough is currently far less affected, with less than ten infections recorded in the wards of Hoylake and Meols and Greasby, Frankby and Irby. The stark rise in infections across Merseyside saw the whole region put on the government’s coronavirus watch list last week. Keep up to date with coronavirus cases in your area by adding your postcode below For the region as a whole the infection rate is currently at 93 per 100,000 people, with rates in excess of 100 in St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool. Wirral’s rate is also higher than the Merseyside average at 96 per 100,000 residents. Yesterday, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said he expects restrictions to be brought in for the whole region.
. Worst hit wards Bidston and St James - 40 cases Prenton - 39 cases Rock Ferry - 38 cases Bebington (30 cases or more) Birkenhead (30 cases or more) Tranmere (30 cases or more) Hoylake less than 10 Meols less than 10 Greasby less than 10 Frankby less than 10 Irby less than 10 In Wirral, at least seven pubs have had to close temporarily in recent weeks due to coronavirus cases. Yesterday, The Hooton Arms in Eastham said it was closing until further notice after a staff member tested positive for the virus.
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The Blind Pig in Heswall was closed on Sunday and Monday after one of its customers tested positive for the virus and Andre’s Restaurant in West Kirby said it will close until September 21 after a waiter, who had taken time off last week, tested positive for Covid-19. Many people also reported that the Jug and Bottle in Heswall was shut, however a notice on its website does not mention coronavirus. The message said: "Closed until Tuesday 15th of September. "Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closed from Friday 11th of September until 2.30pm on Tuesday 15th of September.” Several schools in Wirral have also been hit by coronavirus since their full return earlier this month. *Take our back to school survey and tell us about your experiences here Woodchurch High School, Co-op Academy Bebington, The Mosslands School, Lingham Primary School and St John’s Catholic Junior School have all been affected. It is understood that infections have also been confirmed at Ridgeway High School, Brackenwood Infant School and Bidston Village Primary School.
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