Liverpool Hospitals are treating more Covid-19 patients that the first peak of Coronavirus.

NHS Staff within the hospitals are said to be under “huge strain” dealing with the influx of COVID-19 patients.

DR Tristan Cope, the medical director at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust, which looks after the Royal, Aintree and Broadgreen hospitals say they’ve seen a “huge strain” placed on the staff as numbers of admissions increase daily.

Writing on Twitter he said “Sadly we are now treating more patients in hospital with COVID-19 @LivHospitals than we did in April at the peak of the first wave and numbers continue to rise.

“So important that people in #liverpool and @LivCityRegion adhere to social distancing restrictions.

“Treating so many Covid patients in addition to usual acute and emergency care of patients with non-Covid conditions puts a huge strain on @LivHospitals staff.

“Thank you to all our staff for their incredible hard work and dedication in dealing with this very difficult situation.

“We can all help reduce that pressure by doing the right thing and taking some very simple measures: washing our hands frequently, keeping our distance from others from outside our household and wearing face coverings in indoor settings.”

Liverpool is on Tier 3 restrictions.

Liverpool is currently placed on the third highest rate of transmission within England and was placed under Tier 3 restrictions. The first within the UK.

They were placed on the tightest restrictions imposed by the government who have adapted a three-tiered approach.

Bars and pubs who do not serve food within Liverpool have been closed in a move which is aimed at preventing and curving the spread of the virus.

In the seven days leading up to the 17th October 2,970 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Liverpool.

That means the rate of COVID-19 cases is 596.3 per 100,000 people which is down from 691.7 per 100,000 people which offers a glimmer of hope that the Tier 3 restrictions are showing signs of working.

But with the surge in cases, sadly more people will be admitted to hospitals across Liverpool and more strain will be added to our incredible NHS workers.