Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Update – 21 July

Covid Cases

Figures for the prominent Delta variant of Covid-19 continue to rise across Cheshire and Merseyside.

The number of cases per 100k stands at 497.08 as an average for Cheshire and Merseyside for the last seven days (as of July 15). Across the nine Places the lowest in prevalence in Cheshire and Merseyside is Halton with 404.14 and the highest being Warrington with 608.53. The next highest figure per 100k is Knowsley with 534.26.

Local Authority Area Prevalence in last 7 days per 100k (to July 15))
Warrington 608.53
Knowsley 534.26
St Helens 533.32
Wirral 519.12
Liverpool 496.14
Sefton 492.38
Cheshire West and Chester 466.38
Cheshire East 449.04
Halton 404.14

Vaccine Roll-out

Through the national “Grab A Jab” we are continually encouraging all adults to get the vaccine – whether they have been invited or not. More than 3.2m million doses have now been given across Cheshire and Merseyside.  This means that just over 80% of our population have now had at least one dose. Of course, this means that 20% of people haven’t had the vaccine. We are appealing to all our readers – if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please do so. If you have been vaccinated, help us spread the word and encourage your friends and family to get it.  We especially want to remind people in ‘cohort 6’ – that is those with underlying health conditions, people with a learning disability and carers – to get vaccinated. This will protect you, your loved ones and the NHS. As the easing of restrictions continues, and the rate of infection is still high, protecting our most vulnerable is essential.

Getting vaccinated, regular testing and getting the basics right are the best way to combat Covid-19.

Anyone aged 18 and over can book online at or call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week – or attend one of the many walk-in clinics being held across Cheshire and Merseyside. You don’t have to wait to be invited.

The gap between doses is now eight weeks across all adult groups.

You can find out more information about walk-in sites in your area by looking on your Local Authority, CCG website or on the Partnership website.

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