Cases, control and testing
Report published 29th January 2021
Data extracted covering testing up to 26th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 2173, a decrease of 1225 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 436.3 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 17.2%.
Of the 2173 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 401 (18.5%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.
The majority of cases (53%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 29% 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, 84% people were recorded as White British and 16% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.
Compared to the previous week the rate of new infections in the city has slightly decreased, however the 7 day rate remains very high. The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Yew Tree (119 cases), Speke-Garston (114 cases), Fazakerley (101 cases), Riverside (91 cases), Norris Green (89 cases), Kirkdale (88 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (86 cases), Warbreck (86 cases), Allerton and Hunts Cross (85 cases) and Anfield (80 cases).
Between 22nd-28th January 2021 there were 240 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 49% (n=118) 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||85||17|
|Kensington and Fairfield||86||15|
|Tuebrook and Stoneycroft||72||7|