COVID-19: the areas in Liverpool City Region with highest and lowest infection rates

Liverpool neighbourhoods ranked from highest to lowest by COVID-19 percentage rates.

COVID-19 cases are increasing across much of the UK, with more than 70% of the country recording a week-on-week rise.

In England, the rate of new coronavirus cases has soared to its highest level since summer, reaching a rate of 356.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending 8 October.

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Rates have not been this high since 24 July, when the seven-day rate stood at 375.1.

COVID-19 cases in Liverpool

In Liverpool City Region, Wirral council area has seen a huge 49.3% increase in week-on-week COVID-19 cases from 1 October to 8 October.

Seven of the top ten worst hit neighbourhoods are on the peninsula.

Great Meols, Wirral, had the highest week-on-week increase in the Liverpool City Region. Cases have increased 233.3% to 486.9 per 100,000 people.

The Public Health England figures also show that three other council areas recorded an overall rise in COVID-19 cases: Halton (35%), St Helens (11.3%) and Liverpool (1.9%).

Two council areas recorded an overall drop in percentage rate week-on-week: Knowlsey (-12.4%) and Sefton (-10.6%).

Below are highest and lowest neighbourhoods in the Liverpool City Region for COVID-19 percentage rates.

*Neighbourhoods are classed as ‘middle super layer output areas (MSOAs)’ - small geographic units used in government statistics.

Liverpool areas with highest percentage change in COVID-19 rates

Liverpool areas with highest percentage change in rate of COVID-19 cases. Image: Kim Mogg

Liverpool areas with lowest percentage change in COVID-19 rates

Liverpool areas with highest percentage change in rate of COVID-19 cases. Image: Kim Mogg

Flu and Covid-19 vaccines

UK Health Security Agency chief executive Dr Jenny Harries has said that this year’s flu could be a “multi-strain” and warned that natural immunity will be lower due to months of lockdown and social distancing last year.

The government has now launched its biggest flu vaccination programme in NHS history, alongside a COVID-19 booster rollout, in a bid to protect millions of vulnerable people during the winter.

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