Cases, control and testing
Report published 14th September 2020
Cases data from week 5th-11th September 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 11th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 429, an increase of 224 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 86.1 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 6.6%.
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 429 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 85% people were recorded as White British and 15% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (55%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 25% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 54% were female and 46% 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 Riverside (34 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (28 cases), Kirkdale (23 cases), Wavertree and Central (21 cases each), Fazakerley (20 cases), Belle Vale (19 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (17 cases) and Church (16 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards across the city have increased, except for Warbreck and County wards.
* 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).
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||28|
|Kensington and Fairfield||11|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||17|