Report published 19th November 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 16th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1158, a decrease of 271 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 232.5 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.7%.

Of the 1158 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 304 (26.3%) 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 (53%) 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 54% were female and 46% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 83% people were recorded as White British and 17% people were from a BAME 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 (71 cases), Riverside (65 cases), Norris Green (58 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (57 cases), West Derby (56 cases), Clubmoor (48 cases), Speke-Garston (47 cases), Woolton (46 cases), Kirkdale (46 cases), Fazakerley (45 cases) and Croxteth (45 cases).

Between 12th-18th November 2020 there were 160 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 31% (n=49) 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 51 14
Anfield 26 6
Belle Vale 65 14
Central 38 13
Childwall 35 <5
Church 34 8
Clubmoor 38 8
County 27 9
Cressington 25 6
Croxteth 48 12
Everton 45 19
Fazakerley 40 8
Greenbank 34 8
Kensington and Fairfield 41 10
Kirkdale 38 11
Knotty Ash 37 <5
Mossley Hill 22 <5
Norris Green 51 17
Old Swan 32 13
Picton 25 8
Princes Park 42 23
Riverside 60 24
St Michael's 24 <5
Speke-Garston 38 11
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 39 7
Warbreck 22 <5
Wavertree 42 12
West Derby 48 10
Woolton 43 <5
Yew Tree 48 11
Total 1,158 304