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

Coronavirus cases in Liverpool by Ward
Ward name Weekly totalĀ 
Allerton and Hunts Cross 66
Anfield 59
Belle Vale 68
Central 392
Childwall 87
Church 101
Clubmoor 94
County 60
Cressington 105
Croxteth 66
Everton 103
Fazakerley 108
Greenbank 109
Kensington and Fairfield 73
Kirkdale 118
Knotty Ash 72
Mossley Hill 60
Norris Green 87
Old Swan 58
Picton 93
Princes Park 64
Riverside 120
St Michael's 50
Speke-Garston 129
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 65
Warbreck 107
Wavertree 63
West Derby 47
Woolton 57
Yew Tree 66
Total 2747