Cases, control and testing
Report published 20th January 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 17th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3830, a decrease of 1196 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 769 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 20.5%.
Of the 3830 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 748 (19.5%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (51%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 32% 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, 86% people were recorded as White British and 14% 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 7-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 (205 cases), Riverside (186 cases), Yew Tree (164 cases), Norris Green (162 cases), Kirkdale (155 cases), Everton (149 cases), Belle Vale (148 cases), Clubmoor (148 cases), Princes Park (147 cases) and Fazakerley (146 cases).
Between 13th-19th January 2021 there were 179 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 44% (n=79) 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||125||22|
|Kensington and Fairfield||115||22|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||132||29|