Cases, control and testing
Report published 5th October 2020
Cases data from week 27th September - 3rd October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 2 October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2570, an increase of 951 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 516 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 23.2%.
There has been a rapid and worrying increase in cases in Liverpool since the 1st September 2020, when there were 94 cases per week, to the current level of 2570 cases per week.
Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 87% people were recorded as White British and 13% people were from a Black and Minority and Ethnic background. The majority of cases (62%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 22% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 56% were female and 44% 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 (362 cases), Speke-Garston (125 cases), Riverside (117 cases), Kirkdale (112 cases), Fazakerley (105 cases), Warbreck (102 cases), Everton (99 cases), Greenbank (97 cases), Cressington (95 cases) and Church (92 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards have increased except for Norris Green, West Derby, St. Michael's and Old Swan.
* 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||58|
|Kensington and Fairfield||63|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||62|