Cases, control and testing
Report published 16th March 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 13th March 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 258, a decrease of 29 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 51.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 2.7%.
Of the 258 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 73 (28.3%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (63%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 21% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 51% were female and 49% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 82% people were recorded as White British and 18% people were from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background.
Compared to the previous week the rate of new infections in the city has slightly decreased, however the 7-day rate remains high.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Belle Vale (20 cases), Picton (17 cases), Kirkdale (15 cases), Speke-Garston (14 cases), Fazakerley (14 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (14 cases), Everton (14 cases), Norris Green (14 cases), Central (13 cases) and Riverside (12 cases).
Between 7th-13th March 2021 there were 117 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 15% (n=18) 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|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||7|
|Kensington and Fairfield||<5|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||14|