Cases, control and testing
Report published 20th November 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 17th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 1105, a decrease of 316 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 221.9 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.7%.
Of the 1105 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 308 (27.9%) 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 (54%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 27% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 56% were female and 44% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 83% people were recorded as White British and 17% people were from a Black, Asian 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 Riverside (54 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (53 cases), Yew Tree (53 cases), Belle Vale (53 cases), Norris Green (50 cases), Everton (49 cases), Croxteth (46 cases), Princes Park (45 cases), West Derby (44 cases), and Fazakerley (42 cases).
Between 13th- 19th November 2020 there were 170 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 31% (n=53) 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||53||14|
|Kensington and Fairfield||38||11|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||41||8|