Cases, control and testing
Report published 19th October 2020
Cases data from week 10th-16th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 16th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2825, a decrease of 618 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 567.2 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 19.4%.
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 2825 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 85% people were recorded as White British and 15% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (58%) 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 58% were female and 42% 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 (317 cases), Greenbank (156 cases), Norris Green (120 cases), Princes Park (113 cases), Riverside (103 cases), Warbreck (103 cases), Clubmoor (103 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (102 cases), Everton (102 cases) and Kirkdale (102 cases).
Between 10 - 16 October 2020 there were 169 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 26% (n=44) 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||66|
|Kensington and Fairfield||65|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||102|