Cases, control and testing
Report published 11th December 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 8 December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 450, a decrease of 14 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 90.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.9%.
Of the 450 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 82 (18.2%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (52%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 30% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 58% were female and 42% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 80% people were recorded as White British and 20% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.
Compared to the previous week, we have seen a slight decrease in rates of new infections in the city, however the current 7 days rate remains high.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Picton (26 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (22 cases), Fazakerley (22 cases), Riverside (21 cases), Everton (21 cases), Wavertree (21 cases), Knotty Ash (21 cases), Church (19 cases) and Belle Vale (18 cases).
Between 4th-10th December 2020 there were 136 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 15% (n=21) 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
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|Ward name||Total weekly cases||Total weekly lateral flow test cases|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||9||<5|
|Kensington and Fairfield||22||<5|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||14||<5|