Report published 3rd December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 30th November 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 481, a decrease of 210 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 96.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.2%.

Of the 481 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 119 (24.7%) 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 56% were female and 44% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 80% people were recorded as White British and 20% people were from a BAME** 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 (29 cases), Princes Park (28 cases), Warbreck (28 cases), Kirkdale (26 cases), Anfield (22 cases), Everton (20 cases) and Speke-Garston (19 cases).

Between 26 November - 02 December 2020 there were 116 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 13 <5
Anfield 22 <5
Belle Vale 18 9
Central 17 <5
Childwall 6 <5
Church 11 <5
Clubmoor 13 <5
County 12 <5
Cressington 12 <5
Croxteth 12 <5
Everton 20 6
Fazakerley 29 <5
Greenbank 10 7
Kensington and Fairfield 18 <5
Kirkdale 26 7
Knotty Ash 11 <5
Mossley Hill 10 <5
Norris Green 17 <5
Old Swan 9 <5
Picton 31 7
Princes Park 28 6
Riverside 18 <5
St Michael's 6 <5
Speke-Garston 19 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 14 <5
Warbreck 28 10
Wavertree 10 <5
West Derby 15 <5
Woolton 10 <5
Yew Tree 16 9
Total 481 119