Report published 13th November 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 10th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1,390, a decrease of 121 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 279.1 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 4.8%. 

Of the 1,390 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 164 (11.8%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits. At an assumed Covid population prevalence of 2% in Liverpool, one in five LTF positive results will be false positive. They will require confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. 

The majority of cases (51%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 29% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 52% were female and 48% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 82% people were recorded as White British and 18% people were from a Black 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-day rate remains very high. The rate of new infections in older people is particularly worrying at the current very high level, resulting in increased pressure on hospitals and deaths from Covid for weeks to come.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Fazakerley (70 cases), Belle Vale (59 cases), Central (59 cases), Anfield (57 cases), Wavertree (55 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (54 cases), Princes Park (53 cases), Picton (52 cases), Clubmoor (52 cases), Kirkdale (52 cases) and Norris Green (51 cases).

Between 6th-12th November 2020 there were 169 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 40% (n=67) 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 total  Total lateral flow test cases
Allerton and Hunts Cross 54 <5
Anfield 57 <5
Belle Vale 59 6
Central 59 <5
Childwall 44 <5
Church 39 <5
Clubmoor 52 <5
County 32 <5
Cressington 43 7
Croxteth 50 15
Everton 39 <5
Fazakerley 70 14
Greenbank 42 <5
Kensington and Fairfield 44 <5
Kirkdale 52 6
Knotty Ash 42 <5
Mossley Hill 36 <5
Norris Green 51 <5
Old Swan 41 <5
Picton 52 13
Princes Park 53 15
Riverside 49 12
St Michael's 36 <5
Speke-Garston 47 6
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 32 <5
Warbreck 44 <5
Wavertree 55 10
West Derby 36 7
Woolton 40 <5
Yew Tree 40 <5
Total 1390 164