Report published 30th September 2020

Cases data from week 21st-27th September 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 27 September 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1287, an increase of 301 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 258.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 16.1%.

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 1287 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 89% people were recorded as White British and 11% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (56%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 28% 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 (68 cases), Central (63 cases), Norris Green (56 cases), Riverside (55 cases), Kirkdale (53 cases), Fazakerley (52 cases), West Derby (52 cases), Greenbank (51 cases) and Cressington (48 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in the 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 40
Anfield 31
Belle Vale 36
Central 63
Childwall 38
Church 43
Clubmoor 45
County 33
Cressington 48
Croxteth 32
Everton 43
Fazakerley 52
Greenbank 51
Kensington and Fairfield 39
Kirkdale 53
Knotty Ash 39
Mossley Hill 26
Norris Green 56
Old Swan 42
Picton 36
Princes Park 33
Riverside 55
St Michael's 39
Speke-Garston 68
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 45
Warbreck 39
Wavertree 42
West Derby 52
Woolton 38
Yew Tree 30
Total 1287