Report published 20th October 2020

Report published 20th October 2020

Cases data from week 11th-17th October 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 17th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2902, a decrease of 538 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 582.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.7%.

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 2902 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 86% people were recorded as White British and 14% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (57%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 25% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 59% were female and 41% 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 (298 cases), Greenbank (154 cases), Norris Green (133 cases), Kirkdale (114 cases), Riverside (113 cases), Princes Park (111 cases), Warbreck (111 cases), Clubmoor (109 cases), Picton (106 cases) and Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (101 cases).

Between 13th - 19th October 2020 there were 179 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 30% (n=54) 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 total 
Allerton and Hunts Cross 69
Anfield 77
Belle Vale 83
Central 298
Childwall 81
Church 73
Clubmoor 109
County 70
Cressington 80
Croxteth 92
Everton 101
Fazakerley 89
Greenbank 154
Kensington and Fairfield 74
Kirkdale 114
Knotty Ash 83
Mossley Hill 54
Norris Green 133
Old Swan 84
Picton 106
Princes Park 111
Riverside 113
St Michael's 54
Speke-Garston 97
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 101
Warbreck 111
Wavertree 68
West Derby 79
Woolton 55
Yew Tree 89
Total 2902