Report published 16th September 2020

Cases data from week 7th-13th September 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 13th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 530, an increase of 247 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 106.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 7.5%.

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 530 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 87% people were recorded as White British and 9% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (54%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 27% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 54% were female and 46% 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 Riverside (43 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (31 cases), Kirkdale (25 cases), Central (24 cases), Fazakerley (22 cases), Belle Vale (21 cases), Speke-Garston (20 cases), Everton (20 cases), and Kensington and Fairfield (20 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards across the city have increased, except for Tuebrook & Stoneycroft and County wards.

* 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 total 

Allerton and Hunts Cross 29
Anfield 8
Belle Vale 18
Central 20
Childwall 10
Church 16
Clubmoor 12
County 8
Cressington 17
Croxteth 9
Everton 18
Fazakerley 18
Greenbank 11
Kensington and Fairfield 14
Kirkdale 23
Knotty Ash 11
Mossley Hill 17
Norris Green 16
Old Swan 12
Picton 10
Princes Park 15
Riverside 33
St Michael's 6
Speke-Garston 19
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 16
Warbreck <5
Wavertree 19
West Derby 17
Woolton 15
Yew Tree 14
Total 455