The number of coronavirus cases in Liverpool increased by 493 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and six more deaths were recorded.
A total of 95,961 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 in Liverpool when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Wednesday, December 15, up from 95,468 on Tuesday.
The rate of infection in Liverpool now stands at 19,174 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 16,523.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 77,741 over the period, to 11,010,286.
There were also six more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Liverpool.
The dashboard shows 1,380 people had died in the area by Wednesday, December 15 – up from 1,374 on Tuesday.
It means there have been 13 deaths in the past week, which is an increase on eight the previous week.
They were among 20,613 deaths recorded across the North West.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Liverpool.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
The figures also show that nearly two-thirds of people in Liverpool have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 305,077 people had received both jabs by December 14 (Tuesday) – 63% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.
Across England, 81% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.
Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.