Cases, control and testing
Report published 18th January 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 15th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 4149, a decrease of 1268 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 833.1 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 20.4%.
Of the 4149 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 848 (20.4%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (52%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 31% cases were in those aged 40-59 years. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 53% were female and 47% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 87% people were recorded as White British and 13% 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 seven-day rate remains very high and is still higher than the peak values recorded during the second wave of the pandemic.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Speke-Garston (230 cases), Riverside (207 cases), Norris Green (177 cases), Everton (162 cases), Warbreck (161 cases), Clubmoor (161 cases), Knotty Ash (157 cases), Croxteth (155 cases), Anfield (155 cases) and Belle Vale (154 cases).
Between 9th-15th January 2021 there were 175 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 39% (n=69) 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||153||35|
|Kensington and Fairfield||117||26|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||135||31|