Cases, control and testing
Report published 18th September 2020
Cases data from week 9th-15th September 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 15th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 594, an increase of 213 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 119.3 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 7.8%.
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 594 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 (55%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 26% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 51% were female and 49% 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 (39 cases), Kirkdale (31 cases), Speke-Garston (30 cases), Central (28 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (27 cases), Fazakerley (24 cases), Mossley Hill (23 cases), Old Swan (23 cases), Belle Vale (23 cases), and Wavertree (22 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards across the city have increased, except for Allerton and Hunts Cross, 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||21|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||19|