Coronavirus infection numbers in Sefton have fallen by more than sixty percent in the past two weeks.

The borough’s infection rate has fallen to 18 new cases per 100,000 people in the week ending April 5.

This is the lowest rate in the borough since August 30.

All other boroughs in the Liverpool City Region have also seen a decline in cases this week.

St Helens has the Liverpool City Region’s highest rate – 24 per 100,000.

Wirral has the city region’s lowest infection rate, at 14 per 100,000, while Liverpool’s is 20.

For government data collection purposes, Sefton is divided into 38 neighbourhoods.

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The area known as Hesketh Park is currently Sefton’s worst impacted neighbourhood.

As of April 4 its infection rate stands at 107 per 100,000 people.

Its jump from two to eight cases is a 300% increase, albeit from a low base.

Thirty-one neighbourhoods are noted as currently having “suppressed” the virus – this means there were just two or fewer confirmed cases.

This is up from 25 neighbourhoods in the previous week.

Data is not shown for areas with fewer than 3 cases to protect individuals’ identities.

These neighbourhoods are: Crossens, Marshside, Southport High Park, Meols Cop, Southport Kew, Hillside, Ainsdale East, Ainsdale West, Formby West and Freshfield North, Formby Central and Freshfield South, Formby South West, Formby South East and Ince Blundell, Hightown and Thornton, Blundellsands, Waterloo, Crosby East, Ford, Maghull North West and Lydiate, Maghull North East, Maghull South East, Maghull South West, Aintree East and Waddicar, Aintree West and Old Roan, Netherton South, Litherland North, Seaforth North, Seaforth South, Litherland South, Orrell, Bootle North, Bootle South, and Bootle East.

GPs in Sefton have this week encouraged unpaid careers in the area to get registered and come forward for their vaccine.

Carers have received invitations to come in for their vaccine, although without the NHS knowing the carer status of an individual they cannot send out the invitation.

To ensure unpaid carers in the area are receiving their coronavirus vaccine invitation they are being encouraged to register as an unpaid carer with Sefton Carers Centre.

Sefton Carers Centre will register unpaid carers and provide them with a letter as proof of their status.

This letter will be needed in order to book a vaccine through your GP practice.