Report published 21st October 2020

Cases data from week 12th-18th October 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 18th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2877, a decrease of 511 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 577.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.9%.

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 2877 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 85% people were recorded as White British and 15% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (57%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 26% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 58% were female and 42% 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 (281 cases), Greenbank (147 cases), Norris Green (122 cases), Riverside (118 cases), Kirkdale (118 cases), Clubmoor (109 cases), Warbreck (109 cases), Speke-Garston (104 cases), Picton (102 cases) and Everton (101 cases).
Between 14 - 20 October 2020 there were 191 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 32% (n=61) 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 73
Anfield 78
Belle Vale 86
Central 281
Childwall 87
Church 75
Clubmoor 109
County 72
Cressington 70
Croxteth 97
Everton 101
Fazakerley 98
Greenbank 147
Kensington and Fairfield 74
Kirkdale 118
Knotty Ash 84
Mossley Hill 56
Norris Green 122
Old Swan 83
Picton 102
Princes Park 100
Riverside 118
St Michael's 55
Speke-Garston 104
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 97
Warbreck 109
Wavertree 70
West Derby 76
Woolton 48
Yew Tree 87
Total 2877