Cases, control and testing
Report published 30th September 2020
Cases data from week 21st-27th September 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 27 September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1287, an increase of 301 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 258.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 16.1%.
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 1287 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 89% people were recorded as White British and 11% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (56%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 28% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 51% were female and 49% 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 (68 cases), Central (63 cases), Norris Green (56 cases), Riverside (55 cases), Kirkdale (53 cases), Fazakerley (52 cases), West Derby (52 cases), Greenbank (51 cases) and Cressington (48 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||40|
|Kensington and Fairfield||39|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||45|