Figures released on Tuesday by the Office of National Statistics show that in the week to October 16, 88 people died of Covid-19, the highest weekly total since the first week of May.
More than 2,000 people in the Liverpool City area have now died of coronavirus as the weekly death rate continues to rise.
The latest figures show that 88 people died in the second full week of October with Covid-19, the highest weekly death rate since early May.
The week through October 16 was the sixth consecutive week in which the weekly death rate rose after the number of cases had increased rapidly throughout the region since the end of August.
The deaths include all cases where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, meaning that he was either the main cause of death or a contributing factor.
According to the new statistics, a total of 2,031 people have now died from Covid-19 during the crisis, with the virus responsible for more than 13% of the previous deaths in the region this year.
Liverpool had the highest number of deaths with 40, almost all of which occurred in the city’s hospitals. However, the highest increase was in Sefton, where the weekly death toll tripled from eight to 24.
St. Helens and Halton both saw a slight increase in the number of deaths, while Wirral remained steady with nine deaths during the week and Knowsley even saw a fall from ten to just two deaths, although Knowsley is one of the worst affected districts in the country by the second wave.
Almost all deaths in the region during the week occurred in hospitals. Only five deaths were registered in nursing homes – three in Liverpool and one each in Sefton and Wirral.
Since the figures were collected, the number of cases in the city region has fallen slightly, but infections are still high and hospitals are still under considerable strain.
However, deaths are still well below the peak of 357 deaths in a single week recorded at the peak of the first wave, possibly due to improved treatment of Covid-19.