Cases, control and testing
Report published 23rd October 2020
Cases data from week 14th-20th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 20th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2715, a decrease of 650 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 545.1 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.6%.
There has been a rapid and worrying increase in cases in Liverpool since the 1st September, when there were 94 cases per week, to the current level of 2715 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 85% people were recorded as White British and 15% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic 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 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 (223 cases), Greenbank (134 cases), Norris Green (121 cases), Riverside (116 cases), Kirkdale (110 cases), Warbreck (104 cases), Belle Vale (102 cases), Speke-Garston (97 cases), Knotty Ash (97 cases), Clubmoor (95 cases) and West Derby (95 cases).
Between 15th-21st October 2020 there were 188 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 34% (n=63) 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||67|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||79|