Cases, control and testing
Report published 17th September 2020
Cases data from week 8th-14th September 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 14 September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 537, an increase of 201 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 107.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 7.6%.
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 537 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 86% people were recorded as White British and 14% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (55%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 27% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 49% were female and 51% 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 (38 cases), Speke-Garston (29 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (27 cases), Central (26 cases), Kirkdale (23 cases), Mossley Hill (21 cases), Church (21 cases), Belle Vale (21 cases), Old Swan (20 cases), and Fazakerley (20 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards across the city have increased, except for Yew Tree 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).
|Ward name||Weekly total|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||27|
|Kensington and Fairfield||18|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||17|