Report published 7th January 2021

Data extracted covering testing up to 4th January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 4176, an increase of 2976 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid--19 in Liverpool is 838.5 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18%.

Of the 4176 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 917 (22%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (57%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 29% 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, 90% people were recorded as White British and 10% people were from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.

The rates of new infections in the city have been increasing at an alarming rate over the last 2 weeks and the 7 day rates are now higher than the peak values recorded during the second wave of the pandemic.

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Speke-Garston (204 cases), West Derby (200 cases), Riverside (186 cases), Belle Vale (182 cases), Yew Tree (181 cases), Childwall (172 cases), Clubmoor (171 cases), Knotty Ash (165 cases), Warbreck (164 cases) and Allerton and Hunts Cross (159 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 159 35
Anfield 133 30
Belle Vale 182 43
Central 120 49
Childwall 172 39
Church 111 20
Clubmoor 171 22
County 115 21
Cressington 154 30
Croxteth 146 23
Everton 127 38
Fazakerley 117 24
Greenbank 74 18
Kensington and Fairfield 92 16
Kirkdale 150 35
Knotty Ash 165 35
Mossley Hill 113 28
Norris Green 153 23
Old Swan 135 25
Picton 81 17
Princes Park 74 23
Riverside 186 62
St Michael's 103 29
Speke-Garston 204 47
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 129 20
Warbreck 164 27
Wavertree 139 37
West Derby 200 30
Woolton 126 41
Yew Tree 181 30
Total 4176 917