Report published 26th October 2020

Cases data from week 17th-23rd October 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 23rd October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2425, a decrease of 588 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 486.9 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 17.7%.

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 2425 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 (55%) 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 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 (139 cases), Greenbank (120 cases), Norris Green (114 cases), Riverside (109 cases), Picton (96 cases), Fazakerley (92 cases), Knotty Ash (91 cases), Kirkdale (89 cases), Belle Vale (88 cases), Clubmoor (88 cases) and West Derby (87 cases).

Between 18 - 23 October 2020 there were 207 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 36% (n=74) 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 83
Anfield 78
Belle Vale 88
Central 139
Childwall 69
Church 56
Clubmoor 88
County 69
Cressington 63
Croxteth 72
Everton 82
Fazakerley 92
Greenbank 120
Kensington and Fairfield 63
Kirkdale 89
Knotty Ash 91
Mossley Hill 52
Norris Green 114
Old Swan 52
Picton 96
Princes Park 79
Riverside 109
St Michael's 54
Speke-Garston 86
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 78
Warbreck 85
Wavertree 61
West Derby 87
Woolton 59
Yew Tree 71
Total 2425