Cases, control and testing
Report published 21st October 2020
Cases data from week 12th-18th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 18th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2877, a decrease of 511 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 577.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.9%.
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 2877 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 Ethnic Minority background. The majority of cases (57%) 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 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 (281 cases), Greenbank (147 cases), Norris Green (122 cases), Riverside (118 cases), Kirkdale (118 cases), Clubmoor (109 cases), Warbreck (109 cases), Speke-Garston (104 cases), Picton (102 cases) and Everton (101 cases).
Between 14 - 20 October 2020 there were 191 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 32% (n=61) 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||73|
|Kensington and Fairfield||74|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||97|