Cases, control and testing
Report published 23rd December 2020
Data extracted covering testing up to 20th December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 844, an increase of 348 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 169.5 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 5.9%. Of the 844 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 226 (26.8%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (56%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 25% 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, 80% people were recorded as White British and 20% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.
Compared to the previous week, we have seen an increase in rates of new infections in the city, the current 7 days rate remains very high.
The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Riverside (61 cases), Croxteth (43 cases), Mossley Hill (41 cases), Princes Park (39 cases), Yew Tree (38 cases), West Derby (37 cases), Cressington (36 cases), Central (35 cases), Picton (35 cases) and Old Swan (31 cases).
Between 16th-22nd December 2020 there were 135 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 17% (n=23) 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||26||8|
|Kensington and Fairfield||25||<5|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||30||<5|