Cases, control and testing
Report published 15th October 2020
Cases data from week 6th-12th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 12th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3266, an increase of 374 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 655.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.4%.
There has been a rapid and worrying increase in cases in Liverpool since the 1 September, when there were 94 cases per week, to the current level of 3266 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 57% were female and 43% 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 (391 cases), Greenbank (194 cases), Princes Park (139 cases), Riverside (136 cases), Warbreck (127 cases), Everton (125 cases), Norris Green (125 cases), Picton (117 cases), Fazakerley (108 cases) and Croxteth (107 cases).
Between 08 - 14 October 2020 there were 142 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 23% (n=33) 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||77|
|Kensington and Fairfield||84|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||101|