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

Coronavirus cases in Liverpool by Ward
Ward name Total weekly cases Total weekly lateral flow test cases
Allerton and Hunts Cross 26 8
Anfield 24 <5
Belle Vale 8 <5
Central 35 8
Childwall 16 6
Church 23 9
Clubmoor 10 <5
County 20 <5
Cressington 36 15
Croxteth 43 13
Everton 28 <5
Fazakerley 29 11
Greenbank 31 13
Kensington and Fairfield 25 <5
Kirkdale 15 <5
Knotty Ash 22 <5
Mossley Hill 41 11
Norris Green 20 <5
Old Swan 31 8
Picton 35 11
Princes Park 39 15
Riverside 61 16
St Michael's 23 9
Speke-Garston 16 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 30 <5
Warbreck 29 7
Wavertree 28 13
West Derby 37 9
Woolton 25 <5
Yew Tree 38 7
Total 844 226