Report published 25th November 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 22 November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 733, a decrease of 566 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 147.2 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.8%.

Of the 733 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 193 (26.3%) 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 51% were female and 49% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 84% people were recorded as White British and 16% 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 (72 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (38 cases), Central (36 cases), Riverside (35 cases), Yew Tree (33 cases), Speke-Garston (30 cases), Picton (29 cases), and Old Swan (28 cases).

Between 16 - 22 November 2020 there were 177 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 29% (n=51) 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 27 10
Anfield 25 <5
Belle Vale 24 6
Central 36 9
Childwall 11 <5
Church 25 6
Clubmoor 18 6
County 20 6
Cressington 14 <5
Croxteth 15 <5
Everton 27 8
Fazakerley 72 12
Greenbank 22 7
Kensington and Fairfield 19 <5
Kirkdale 19 6
Knotty Ash 23 <5
Mossley Hill 13 <5
Norris Green 22 <5
Old Swan 28 7
Picton 29 10
Princes Park 27 13
Riverside 35 13
St Michael's 16 <5
Speke-Garston 30 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 38 <5
Warbreck 22 6
Wavertree 14 <5
West Derby 17 9
Woolton 12 <5
Yew Tree 33 6
Total 733 193