Report published 18th November 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 15th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1284, a decrease of 120 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 257.8 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.8%.

Of the 1284 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 305 (23.8%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits. At an assumed Covid population prevalence of 2% in Liverpool, one in five LTF positive results will be false positive. They will require confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing.

The majority of cases (52%) 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, 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 decrease in rates of new infections in the city, however the current 7-day rate remains very high. The rate of new infections in older people is particularly worrying at the current very high level, resulting in increased pressure on hospitals and deaths from Covid for weeks to come.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Belle Vale (70 cases), Riverside (64 cases), Norris Green (57 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (56 cases), West Derby (55 cases), Clubmoor (48 cases), Woolton (46 cases), Speke-Garston (46 cases), Croxteth (45 cases), Fazakerley (45 cases) and Kensington and Fairfield (45 cases).

Between 11th-17th November 2020 there were 147 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 37% (n=55) 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 56 12
Anfield 36 8
Belle Vale 70 13
Central 43 13
Childwall 42 <5
Church 38 8
Clubmoor 48 9
County 29 9
Cressington 28 7
Croxteth 45 14
Everton 43 18
Fazakerley 45 12
Greenbank 37 6
Kensington and Fairfield 45 9
Kirkdale 44 9
Knotty Ash 40 <5
Mossley Hill 25 <5
Norris Green 57 16
Old Swan 39 12
Picton 36 10
Princes Park 44 22
Riverside 64 24
St Michael's 31 <5
Speke-Garston 46 12
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 38 8
Warbreck 30 <5
Wavertree 43 14
West Derby 55 11
Woolton 46 <5
Yew Tree 41 9
Total 1,284 305