Report published 5th October 2020

Cases data from week 27th September - 3rd October 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 2 October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2570, an increase of 951 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 516 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 23.2%.

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 2570 cases per week.

Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 87% people were recorded as White British and 13% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background. The majority of cases (62%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 22% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 56% were female and 44% 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 (362 cases), Speke-Garston (125 cases), Riverside (117 cases), Kirkdale (112 cases), Fazakerley (105 cases), Warbreck (102 cases), Everton (99 cases), Greenbank (97 cases), Cressington (95 cases) and Church (92 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards have increased except for Norris Green, West Derby, St. Michael's and Old Swan.

* 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 58
Anfield 52
Belle Vale 69
Central 323
Childwall 74
Church 89
Clubmoor 74
County 51
Cressington 84
Croxteth 60
Everton 92
Fazakerley 104
Greenbank 94
Kensington and Fairfield 63
Kirkdale 97
Knotty Ash 63
Mossley Hill 47
Norris Green 79
Old Swan 53
Picton 87
Princes Park 52
Riverside 118
St Michael's 48
Speke-Garston 110
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 62
Warbreck 90
Wavertree 55
West Derby 60
Woolton 59
Yew Tree 59
Total 2426