Cases, control and testing
Report published 13th January 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 10th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 4965, an increase of 1361 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 996.9 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 21.5%.
Of the 4965 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 1136 (22.9%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (56%) 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, Asian 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 day 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 (266 cases), Clubmoor (225 cases), Speke-Garston (217 cases), Warbreck (208 cases), West Derby (200 cases), Yew Tree (199 cases), Knotty Ash (198 cases), Norris Green (190 cases), Fazakerley (187 cases) and Allerton and Hunts Cross (179 cases).
Between 6th-12th January 2021 there were 145 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 28% (n=40) 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||179||42|
|Kensington and Fairfield||112||23|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||146||24|