Report published 6th January 2021

Data extracted covering testing up to 3rd January 2021 shows that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 3519, an increase of 2384 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 706.6 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 17.5%.

Of the 3519 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 772 (21.9%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (57%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 28% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs. Of all the confirmed cases in the last seven days 53% were female and 47% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 91% people were recorded as White British and 9% people were from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.

Compared to the previous week, we have seen an increase in rates of new infections in the city, the current 7 day rate remains very high.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Speke-Garston (174 cases), West Derby (170 cases), Yew Tree (155 cases), Belle Vale (149 cases), Warbreck (146 cases), Childwall (143 cases), Cressington (142 cases), Clubmoor (141 cases), Knotty Ash (139 cases) and Riverside (138 cases).

Between 30th December 2020 - 5th January 2021 there were 148 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 16% (n=24) 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 133 31
Anfield 121 27
Belle Vale 149 32
Central 107 42
Childwall 143 34
Church 96 18
Clubmoor 141 19
County 99 15
Cressington 142 29
Croxteth 122 22
Everton 111 34
Fazakerley 91 20
Greenbank 54 14
Kensington and Fairfield 77 16
Kirkdale 121 27
Knotty Ash 139 30
Mossley Hill 92 23
Norris Green 137 20
Old Swan 112 18
Picton 61 14
Princes Park 61 17
Riverside 138 48
St Michael's 89 30
Speke-Garston 174 37
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 119 17
Warbreck 146 26
Wavertree 112 28
West Derby 170 27
Woolton 107 33
Yew Tree 155 24
Total 3519 772