Report published 16th December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 13th December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 492, an increase of 51 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 98.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 2.1%.

Of the 492 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 117 (23.8%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (54%) 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, 84% people were recorded as White British and 16% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.

Compared to the previous week, we have seen a slight increase in rates of new infections in the city, the current 7 days rate remains high.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Picton (34 cases), Riverside (30 cases), Central (25 cases), Knotty Ash (23 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (21 cases), Princes Park (21 cases), Old Swan (21 cases), Croxteth (19 cases), Everton (19 cases) and Norris Green (19 cases).

Between 8th-14th December 2020 there were 133 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 17% (n=23) 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 13 <5
Anfield 15 <5
Belle Vale 7 <5
Central 25 14
Childwall 8 <5
Church 16 8
Clubmoor 13 <5
County 12 <5
Cressington 12 <5
Croxteth 19 <5
Everton 19 <5
Fazakerley 16 <5
Greenbank 14 <5
Kensington and Fairfield 21 7
Kirkdale 16 <5
Knotty Ash 23 <5
Mossley Hill 12 <5
Norris Green 21 <5
Old Swan 17 <5
Picton 34 13
Princes Park 21 6
Riverside 30 6
St Michael's 16 7
Speke-Garston 9 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 9 <5
Warbreck 14 <5
Wavertree 18 <5
West Derby 14 <5
Woolton 9 <5
Yew Tree 17 <5
Total 492 117