Report published 4th December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 1st December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 456, a decrease of 128 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Liverpool is 91.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.2%.

Of the 456 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 117 (25.7%) 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 (54%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 27% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 57% were female and 43% 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 Princes Park (28 cases), Picton (27 cases), Warbreck (27 cases), Fazakerley (27 cases), Kirkdale (26 cases), Everton (20 cases), Anfield (20 cases) and Kensington and Fairfield (20 cases).

Between 27th November - 3rd December 2020 there were 123 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 22% (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 11 <5
Anfield 20 <5
Belle Vale 17 9
Central 13 <5
Childwall 6 <5
Church 6 <5
Clubmoor 12 <5
County 14 <5
Cressington 8 <5
Croxteth 11 <5
Everton 20 6
Fazakerley 27 <5
Greenbank 12 11
Kensington and Fairfield 20 <5
Kirkdale 26 8
Knotty Ash 10 <5
Mossley Hill 13 <5
Norris Green 14 <5
Old Swan 10 <5
Picton 27 6
Princes Park 28 7
Riverside 17 <5
St Michael's 6 <5
Speke-Garston 17 <5
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 13 <5
Warbreck 27 8
Wavertree 9 <5
West Derby 15 <5
Woolton 11 <5
Yew Tree 16 9
Total 456 117