Report published 8th October 2020

Cases data from week 29th September - 5th October 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 5th October 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2881, an increase of 949 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 578.5 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 24.8%.

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 2881 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 23% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 54% were female and 46% 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 (412 cases), Speke-Garston (131 cases), Kirkdale (126 cases), Riverside (122 cases), Greenbank (118 cases), Everton (116 cases), Cressington (109 cases), Fazakerley (108 cases), Clubmoor (105 cases) and Warbreck (104 cases). Compared to the previous week, confirmed cases in all wards have increased except for St Michael's, Tuebrook and Stoneycroft, West Derby and Woolton.

For the week commencing 28th September 2020 there were 138 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 14% (n=20) 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 65
Anfield 69
Belle Vale 73
Central 412
Childwall 93
Church 82
Clubmoor 105
County 73
Cressington 109
Croxteth 68
Everton 116
Fazakerley 108
Greenbank 118
Kensington and Fairfield 79
Kirkdale 126
Knotty Ash 72
Mossley Hill 60
Norris Green 94
Old Swan 72
Picton 91
Princes Park 85
Riverside 122
St Michael's 42
Speke-Garston 131
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 66
Warbreck 104
Wavertree 69
West Derby 52
Woolton 51
Yew Tree 72
Total 2881