Cases, control and testing
Report published 14th January 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 11th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 4803, an increase of 518 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 964.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 21.4%.
Of the 4803 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 1076 (22.4%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (55%) 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 53% were female and 47% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 89% people were recorded as White British and 11% 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 (246 cases), Speke-Garston (222 cases), Clubmoor (214 cases), Warbreck (204 cases), Knotty Ash (193 cases), Yew Tree (192 cases), Norris Green (190 cases), West Derby (182 cases), Everton (178 cases) and Old Swan (170 cases).
Between 8th-14th January 2021 there were 167 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 36% (n=60) 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||168||37|
|Kensington and Fairfield||110||21|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||157||30|