Cases, control and testing
Report published 16th October 2020
Cases data from week 7th-13th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 13th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3199, an increase of 9 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 642.3 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.8%.
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 3199 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 (59%) 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 (362 cases), Greenbank (173 cases), Princes Park (137 cases), Warbreck (133 cases), Norris Green (130 cases), Riverside (126 cases), Everton (123 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (119 cases), Croxteth (112 cases) and Cressington (109 cases).
Between 9th-15th October 2020 there were 156 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 23% (n=36) 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||75|
|Kensington and Fairfield||84|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||119|