Report published 2nd December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 29 November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 495, a decrease of 250 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 99.4 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.2%.

Of the 495 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 134 (27.1%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits. At the current COVID population prevalence in Liverpool, between 1 in 2 to 1 in 5 people who test positive with a lateral flow test might be false positive. They will require confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing.

The majority of cases (53%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 26% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 55% were female and 45% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 69% people were recorded as White British and 17% 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 high. The rate of new infections in older people is particularly worrying at the current 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 Picton (31 cases), Fazakerley (30 cases), Warbreck (28 cases), Princes Park (27 cases), Kirkdale (26 cases), Everton (22 cases), Anfield (22 cases) and Yew Tree (22 cases).

Between 25 November - 01 December 2020 there were 119 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 23% (n=27) 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 16 <5
Anfield 22 <5
Belle Vale 18 8
Central 20 <5
Childwall 7 <5
Church 12 <5
Clubmoor 11 <5
County 14 <5
Cressington 14 <5
Croxteth 11 <5
Everton 22 <5
Fazakerley 30 6
Greenbank 9 6
Kensington and Fairfield 15 <5
Kirkdale 26 8
Knotty Ash 10 <5
Mossley Hill 11 <5
Norris Green 16 <5
Old Swan 10 <5
Picton 31 7
Princes Park 27 <5
Riverside 18 <5
St Michael's 6 <5
Speke-Garston 19 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 13 <5
Warbreck 28 11
Wavertree 13 <5
West Derby 15 <5
Woolton 9 <5
Yew Tree 22 10
Total 491 130