Report published 22nd September 2020

Cases data from week 13th-19th September 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 19th September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 815, an increase of 291 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 163.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 9.9%.

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 815 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 91% 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 51% were female and 49% 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 Speke-Garston (53 cases), Wavertree (45 cases), Riverside (44 cases), Old Swan (42 cases), Central (38 cases), Kirkdale (36 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (33 cases), Fazakerley (33 cases) and West Derby (32 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards mentioned have increased.

* 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 24
Anfield 8
Belle Vale 22
Central 38
Childwall 17
Church 21
Clubmoor 29
County 17
Cressington 23
Croxteth 27
Everton 17
Fazakerley 33
Greenbank 30
Kensington and Fairfield 22
Kirkdale 36
Knotty Ash 17
Mossley Hill 22
Norris Green 18
Old Swan 42
Picton 24
Princes Park 26
Riverside 44
St Michael's 19
Speke-Garston 53
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 33
Warbreck 21
Wavertree 45
West Derby 32
Woolton 27
Yew Tree 28
Total 815