Cases, control and testing
Report published 7th October 2020
Cases data from week 28th September - 4th October 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 4th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2747, an increase of 1042 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 551.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 23.9%.
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 2747 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 Ethnic background. The majority of cases (62%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 23% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 55% were female and 45% 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 (392 cases), Speke-Garston (129 cases), Riverside (120 cases), Kirkdale (118 cases), Greenbank (109 cases), Fazakerley (108 cases), Warbreck (107 cases), Cressington (105 cases), Everton (103 cases) and Church (101 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards have increased except for West Derby and Old Swan.
For the week commencing 28th September 2020 there were 138 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 14% (n=20) 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||66|
|Kensington and Fairfield||73|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||65|