Cases, control and testing
Report published 18th December 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 15th December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 537, an increase of 86 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 107.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 2.2%. Of the 537 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 134 (25%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (56%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 26% 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, 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 (36 cases), Croxteth (31 cases), Riverside (31 cases), Central (27 cases), Princes Park (27 cases), Old Swan (23 cases), Norris Green (23 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (23 cases), Wavertree (21 cases) and Greenbank (21 cases).
Between 11th-17th December 2020 there were 131 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 14% (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||Total weekly lateral flow test cases|
|Allerton and Hunts Cross||14||<5|
|Kensington and Fairfield||23||7|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||13||<5|