Report published 8th January 2021

Data extracted covering testing up to 5 January 2021 show that the total number of confirmed cases for the last 7 days is 4450, an increase of 2890 cases on the previous week. The latest weekly rate of Covid-19 in Liverpool is 893.5 per 100,000 population and the latest positivity testing rate* is 18.9%.

Of the 4450 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 997 (22.4%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (58%) 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 52% were female and 48% 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.

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 Riverside (210 cases), West Derby (206 cases), Speke-Garston (203 cases), Warbreck (193 cases), Clubmoor (191 cases), Yew Tree (184 cases), Belle Vale (178 cases), Knotty Ash (176 cases), Childwall (172 cases) and Allerton and Hunts Cross (166 cases).
Between 31 December 2020 - 06 January 2021 there were 128 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 13% (n=17) 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

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Coronavirus cases in Liverpool by Ward
Ward name Total weekly cases Total weekly lateral flow test cases
Allerton and Hunts Cross 166 42
Anfield 145 32
Belle Vale 178 42
Central 133 53
Childwall 172 42
Church 104 19
Clubmoor 191 28
County 124 26
Cressington 163 32
Croxteth 163 28
Everton 147 40
Fazakerley 149 37
Greenbank 73 20
Kensington and Fairfield 100 16
Kirkdale 158 38
Knotty Ash 176 36
Mossley Hill 123 31
Norris Green 158 24
Old Swan 131 25
Picton 92 24
Princes Park 90 33
Riverside 210 67
St Michael's 99 26
Speke-Garston 203 46
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft 143 20
Warbreck 193 27
Wavertree 148 41
West Derby 206 35
Woolton 128 37
Yew Tree 184 30
Total 4450 997