Report published 23rd November 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 20th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 862, a decrease of 553 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 173.1 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.8%.

Of the 862 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 243 (28.2%) 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 (56%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 24% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 52% were female and 48% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 38% people were recorded as White British and 62% 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 days 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 Fazakerley (71 cases), Yew Tree (43 cases), Riverside (43 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (41 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (40 cases), Everton (38 cases), Norris Green (35 cases), Speke-Garston (33 cases), Belle Vale (33 cases), and Princes Park (32 cases).

Between 15th-21st November 2020 there were 174 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 35% (n=61) 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 41 18
Anfield 24 <5
Belle Vale 33 6
Central 31 12
Childwall 12 <5
Church 26 9
Clubmoor 25 8
County 24 <5
Cressington 14 <5
Croxteth 22 <5
Everton 38 12
Fazakerley 71 15
Greenbank 23 <5
Kensington and Fairfield 28 9
Kirkdale 21 7
Knotty Ash 27 6
Mossley Hill 14 <5
Norris Green 35 9
Old Swan 31 7
Picton 29 10
Princes Park 32 14
Riverside 43 20
St Michael's 20 <5
Speke-Garston 33 6
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 40 6
Warbreck 25 6
Wavertree 18 <5
West Derby 22 10
Woolton 17 <5
Yew Tree 43 11
Total 862 243