Cases, control and testing
Report published 14th October 2020
Cases data from week 5th-11th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 11th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3282, an increase of 391 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 659 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.1%.
There has been a rapid and worrying increase in cases in Liverpool since the 1st September, when there were 94 cases per week, to the current level of 3282 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 86% people were recorded as White British and 14% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (60%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 23% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 56% were female and 44% 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 (380 cases), Greenbank (191 cases), Everton (141 cases), Princes Park (136 cases), Norris Green (135 cases), Riverside (135 cases), Warbreck (120 cases), Picton (109 cases), Clubmoor (109 cases) and Cressington (107 cases).
Between 07 - 13 October 2020 there were 119 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 23% (n=27) 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||79|
|Kensington and Fairfield||86|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||94|