Cases, control and testing
Report published 22nd October 2020
Cases data from week 13th-19th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 19th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2829, a decrease of 605 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 568 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.7%.
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 2829 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 59% were female and 41% 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 (256 cases), Greenbank (148 cases), Norris Green (126 cases), Kirkdale (124 cases), Riverside (121 cases), Speke-Garston (105 cases), Warbreck (103 cases), Clubmoor (102 cases), Picton (100 cases), Everton (100 cases) and Belle Vale (100 cases).
Between 14th-20th 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||74|
|Kensington and Fairfield||77|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||63|