Report published 7th December 2020

Data extracted covering testing up to 4th December 2020 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 437, a decrease of 61 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 87.7 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 1.3%.

Of the 437 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 90 (20.6%) 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 (55%) 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 58% were female and 42% were male. Of those cases where ethnicity was given, 80% people were recorded as White British and 20% people were from a Black 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 Everton (27 cases), Kensington and Fairfield (26 cases), Fazakerley (26 cases), Picton (25 cases), Princes Park (23 cases), Speke-Garston (19 cases), Belle Vale (18 cases) and County (18 cases).

Between 29th November-5th December 2020 there were 125 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 21% (n=26) 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 8 <5
Anfield 12 <5
Belle Vale 18 8
Central 12 <5
Childwall 6 <5
Church 13 <5
Clubmoor 12 <5
County 18 <5
Cressington 12 <5
Croxteth 11 <5
Everton 27 <5
Fazakerley 26 <5
Greenbank 12 9
Kensington and Fairfield 26 <5
Kirkdale 17 <5
Knotty Ash 9 <5
Mossley Hill 10 <5
Norris Green 14 <5
Old Swan 8 <5
Picton 25 7
Princes Park 23 6
Riverside 13 <5
St Michael's 5 <5
Speke-Garston 19 6
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 11 <5
Warbreck 17 <5
Wavertree 13 <5
West Derby 13 <5
Woolton 13 <5
Yew Tree 14 <5
Total 437 90