Cases, control and testing
Report published 13th October 2020
Cases data from week 4th - 10th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 10th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3161, an increase of 397 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 634.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 17.7%.
There has been a rapid and worrying increase in cases in Liverpool since the 1st September 2020, when there were 94 cases per week, to the current level of 3161 cases per week. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 87% people were recorded as White British and 13% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.
The majority of cases (59%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 24% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 55% were female and 45% were male.
There is now a widespread community transmission of the virus in Liverpool, with new positive Covid-19 cases recorded mainly in the working age population.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Central (365 cases), Greenbank (172 cases), Everton (132 cases), Riverside (128 cases), Norris Green (128 cases), Princes Park (123 cases), Warbreck (117 cases), Speke-Garston (111 cases), Kirkdale (110 cases) and Clubmoor (109 cases).
Between 6th - 12th October 2020 there were 125 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 20.8% (n=26) were COVID-19 deaths.
* Positivity rate = total number of positive tests from all tests carried out in the last 7 days
Source: Public Health England Covid-19 Situational Awareness Explorer
|Ward name||Weekly total|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||81|
|Kensington and Fairfield||88|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||95|