Merseyside’s coronavirus 100 days in numbers

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To look at the scale of the global coronavirus pandemic, numbers and data are often the first thing people turn to.

That's what we are doing now as we are on the eve of a landmark – 100 days since coronavirus first affected life on Merseyside, when the first people were evacuated from Wuhan in China to quarantine at Arrowe Park hospital.

It seems like a long time ago right, but it was only a matter of weeks in reality.

Like that timescale, the figures we are faced with can sometimes be hard to comprehend and to apply to our day to day lives.

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When we get to a more local scale however, it is easier to see that behind every number are real people, families, healthcare workers and more.

That's something we have worked hard to reflect in our coverage of coronavirus and its effects on Merseyside, and will continue to do so.

However, there are several numbers drawn from different official data sources and our reports which give us an insight into how the coronavirus has taken a toll across the region..

Please note all of these numbers were correct at time of publishing, but some may have changed since then.

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100 – the number of days since British people were evacuated from Wuhan in China and brought to Arrowe Park

100 and 78 – the number of people who came to Arrowe Park, from Wuhan and also from the Diamond Princess cruise ship later on.

217 – the number of people who have been fined in Merseyside for breaching lockdown rules, at last count

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The number of Atletico Madrid fans that came to Liverpool for that controversial match

5039 – the number of coronavirus cases in Merseyside

You can see our graph showing how coronavirus cases have grown across Merseyside over time at this link. You can also filter the graph to show just where you live.

27 – the number of days it took for Liverpool to reach 500 coronavirus cases

10 – the number of days it took to go from 500 to more than 1,000 cases in Liverpool

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The amount of millions of pounds over-budget Liverpool Council is from coronavirus emergency spending as it stares down the prospect of going bust

March 23 – the last day in Merseyside without a death in hospital from coronavirus

939 – the total number of deaths in Merseyside hospitals from coronavirus

43 – the worst death toll on a single day in Merseyside hospitals. It happened twice – on April 7 and April 8. There were 40 more on April 9.

You can see our graph showing the daily breakdown of coronavirus deaths in Merseyside hospitals at this link. You can also filter the graph by hospital trust.

1 – the lowest number for deaths on a single day, on March 15 in Wirral