Fall in covid infections across majority of Liverpool City Region

By Mark Johnson

Almost all of the areas of the Liverpool City Region have seen drops in positive covid tests.

According to the latest data from Public Health England, only Halton recorded a rise in positive infections. In Halton, there were 584 positive tests in the seven days ending October 2 - 141 more cases than the previous seven days.

This means the percentage change week on week rise was by 32% in Halton.

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The five remaining parts of the Liverpool City Region recorded drops in positive Covid tests. The falls were: Knowsley by 5%; Liverpool by 16%; St Helens by 9%; Sefton by 15%; Wirral by 10%.

Meanwhile, Warrington saw an increase in the percentage change week on week figure. While West Lancashire, and Cheshire West and Chester recorded falls in their percentage change week on week figures.

Positive tests fell in England overall in the week ending Ocotber 2. The nation had 187,588 coronavirus cases - that's 1,612 fewer cases than in the previous seven days.

Liverpool

Liverpool's positive tests came to 1,347 cases in the week ending October 2, which is 248 fewer cases than in the previous week.

This meant the week-on-week percentage change decreased by 16%.

The latest infection rate was 269.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Halton

There were 584 positive tests over the last week, which is 141 more cases than in the previous week.

This means the week-on-week percentage change increased by 32% in the week ending October 2.

The latest infection rate is 450.1 cases per 100,000 people

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Knowsley

There was a total of 488 cases in the week ending October 2, which is 27 fewer case than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 320.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases decreased by 5% week on week.

Wirral

There were 866 positive tests in the week ending October 2, which is 93 fewer cases than in the previous week.

Wirral's week-on-week percentage change decreased by 10%. The latest infection rate was 267.0 cases per 100,000 people.

St Helens

There were 673 positive tests in the week ending October 2, which is 69 fewer cases than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate was 371.6 cases per 100,000 people. The week-on-week percentage change decreased by 9%.

Sefton

There was a total of 1,041 cases in the week ending October 2, which is 176 fewer cases than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 377.3 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases decreased by 15% week on week.

Liverpool City Region

There were 4,999 positive tests over in the week ending October 2, which is 472 fewer cases than in the previous week.

This means the week on week percentage change decreased by 9%. The latest infection rate is 293.59 cases per 100,000 people.

West Lancs

West Lancashire recorded 369 coronavirus cases in the week ending October 2, which is 29 fewer cases than in the previous seven days.

This mean there was a week on week percentage decrease of 7% in infections. The infection rate was 322.28 per 100,000 people.

Warrington

There were 836 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 2, which is 159 more cases than the previous week.

The week on week percentage figure increased by 24%. There was an infection rate of 399.24 per 100,000 people.

Cheshire West and Chester

There were 1,351 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 2, which is 71 fewer cases than the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 392.93 cases per 100,000 people, and there was a week on week percentage decrease of 5% in cases.

England

In England in the week ending October 2, there was an infection rate of 331.72 per 100,000 people.

The nation recorded 187,588 coronavirus cases, which is 1,612 fewer cases than in the previous seven days.

There was a week on week percentage decrease of 1% in cases.


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