Report published 21st September 2020

Cases data from week 12th-18th September 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 18th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 770, an increase of 264 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 154.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 9.4%.

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 770 cases per week. 

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 91% people were recorded as White British and 9% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic Minority 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 48% were female and 52% 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 Speke-Garston (45 cases), Wavertree (43 cases), Riverside (42 cases), Old Swan (37 cases), Central (35 cases), Kirkdale (34 cases), Fazakerley (32 cases), Greenbank (29 cases) and West Derby (28 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards mentioned have increased.

* 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).

Coronavirus cases in Liverpool by Ward
Ward name Weekly total
Allerton and Hunts Cross 26
Anfield 7
Belle Vale 23
Central 35
Childwall 15
Church 19
Clubmoor 27
County 16
Cressington 23
Croxteth 25
Everton 15
Fazakerley 32
Greenbank 29
Kensington and Fairfield 23
Kirkdale 34
Knotty Ash 15
Mossley Hill 25
Norris Green 15
Old Swan 37
Picton 27
Princes Park 26
Riverside 42
St Michael's 21
Speke-Garston 45
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 27
Warbreck 22
Wavertree 43
West Derby 28
Woolton 23
Yew Tree 25
Total 770