The West Lancashire Ormskirk & Southport NHS Trust hospitals have reported 65 new coronavirus infections today. The cumulative total infections are 5,557 and the infection rate is now 4,861.5 per 100,000 of the population.
Sadly another three people have died at our hospitals, including one on Christmas Day, one on December 27 and one on December 29. We have lost 276 members of our community.
Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England’s national medical director, said staying at home and seeing in 2021 “within the rules” will reduce infections and relieve pressure on hospitals.