Report published 12th January 2021

Data extracted covering testing up to 9th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 5191, an increase of 2149 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 1042.3 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 22.2%.

Of the 5191 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 1187 (22.9%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (57%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 28% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 53% were female and 47% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 90% people were recorded as White British and 10% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.

The rates of new infections in the city have been increasing at an alarming rate over the last 2 weeks and the 7 days rates are now higher than the peak values recorded during the second wave of the pandemic.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Riverside (273 cases), Clubmoor (229 cases), West Derby (227 cases), Warbreck (221 cases), Speke-Garston (216 cases), Yew Tree (205 cases), Knotty Ash (204 cases), Norris Green (201 cases), Belle Vale (193 cases) and Fazakerley (189 cases).

Between 3rd-9th January 2021 there were 135 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 18% (n=24) 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 Total weekly cases Total weekly lateral flow test cases
Allerton and Hunts Cross 185 42
Anfield 148 39
Belle Vale 193 46
Central 149 55
Childwall 188 37
Church 134 24
Clubmoor 229 42
County 142 34
Cressington 174 42
Croxteth 149 28
Everton 182 54
Fazakerley 189 41
Greenbank 114 32
Kensington and Fairfield 108 22
Kirkdale 182 51
Knotty Ash 204 34
Mossley Hill 153 28
Norris Green 201 28
Old Swan 174 48
Picton 121 36
Princes Park 140 44
Riverside 273 83
St Michael's 117 19
Speke-Garston 216 50
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 152 25
Warbreck 221 35
Wavertree 173 58
West Derby 227 34
Woolton 148 46
Yew Tree 205 30
Total 5191 1187