Cases, control and testing
Report published 5th November 2020
Cases data from week 27th October - 2nd November 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 2nd November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1580, a decrease of 488 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 317.2 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 13.7%.
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 majority of cases (51%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 29% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 53% were female and 47% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 83% people were recorded as White British and 17% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.
Compared to the previous week, we have seen a slight decrease in rates of new infections in the city, however the current 7-day rate remains very high. The rate of new infections in older people is particularly worrying at the current very high level, resulting in increased pressure on hospitals and deaths from Covid-19 for weeks to come.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Fazakerley (81 cases), Riverside (80 cases), Princes Park (76 cases), Yew Tree (72 cases), Everton (67 cases), Clubmoor (61 cases), Picton (60 cases), Knotty Ash (59 cases), Warbreck (56 cases) and Speke-Garston (56 cases).
Between 29th October - 4th November 2020 there were 189 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 47% (n=89) 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||51|
|Kensington and Fairfield||43|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||51|