Cases, control and testing
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
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|Ward name||Total weekly cases||Total weekly lateral flow test cases|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||185||42|
|Kensington and Fairfield||108||22|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||152||25|