Cases, control and testing
Report published 26th October 2020
Cases data from week 17th-23rd October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 23rd October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2425, a decrease of 588 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 486.9 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 17.7%.
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 2425 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 (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 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 (139 cases), Greenbank (120 cases), Norris Green (114 cases), Riverside (109 cases), Picton (96 cases), Fazakerley (92 cases), Knotty Ash (91 cases), Kirkdale (89 cases), Belle Vale (88 cases), Clubmoor (88 cases) and West Derby (87 cases).
Between 18 - 23 October 2020 there were 207 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 36% (n=74) 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
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|Ward name||Weekly total|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||83|
|Kensington and Fairfield||63|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||78|