Cases, control and testing
Report published 2nd October 2020
Cases data from week 23rd-29th September 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 29th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1433, an increase of 243 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 287.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 16.2%.
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 1433 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 88% people were recorded as White British and 12% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (57%) 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 52% were female and 48% 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 (119 cases), Speke-Garston (70 cases), Kirkdale (59 cases), Riverside (56 cases), West Derby (55 cases), Cressington (55 cases), Church (54 cases), Clubmoor (53 cases), Norris Green (53 cases), Fazakerley (53 cases) and Greenbank (53 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in the 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).
|Ward name||Weekly total|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||41|
|Kensington and Fairfield||36|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||52|