Report published 17th December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 14th December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 512, an increase of 63 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 102.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 2.1%. Of the 512 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 126 (24.6%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (55%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 27% 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 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 Riverside (34 cases), Picton (31 cases), Central (28 cases), Croxteth (27 cases), Princes Park (24 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (24 cases), Wavertree (23 cases), Norris Green (23 cases), Everton (20 cases) and West Derby (20 cases).
Between 10 - 16 December 2020 there were 129 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 17% (n=22) 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 12 <5
Anfield 15 <5
Belle Vale 5 <5
Central 28 16
Childwall 8 <5
Church 12 <5
Clubmoor 12 6
County 12 <5
Cressington 12 <5
Croxteth 27 <5
Everton 20 <5
Fazakerley 17 <5
Greenbank 17 7
Kensington and Fairfield 24 8
Kirkdale 13 <5
Knotty Ash 17 <5
Mossley Hill 14 <5
Norris Green 23 <5
Old Swan 19 6
Picton 31 11
Princes Park 24 8
Riverside 34 9
St Michael's 15 <5
Speke-Garston 7 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 10 <5
Warbreck 15 <5
Wavertree 23 <5
West Derby 20 <5
Woolton 11 <5
Yew Tree 15 <5
Total 512 126