COVID-19: top ten areas in Liverpool City Region with highest and lowest infection rates

Wirral saw the biggest fluctuation in the region with a number of neighbourhoods featuring at the top of both tables.

Coronavirus infection rates are rising across the UK once again, official figures show.

There were 273,928 positive test results in the week to November 16, up 15% from the week before.

At a regional level, Wales has the highest infection rates in the UK, with 501 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Northern Ireland, with 496 cases per 100,000.

London has the lowest rate, with 260 cases per 100,000.

COVID-19 case rates in Liverpool City Region

In the Liverpool City Region there have been 5,403 positive cases in the seven days to 11 November, with the week on week percentage change up by 5%.

As cases continue to rise across the country, we reveal which neighbourhoods in the Liverpool City Region saw the biggest percentage rise in case rates per 100,000 people.

According to the week on week figures up to 11 November, Higher Bebington, in Wirral, has been the hardest hit. Rates of positive COVID-19 cases rise by 200%, from 227 cases per 100,000 to 681.1.

Garston, in Liverpool, has seen the biggest drop. Rates of positive COVID-19 cases have decreased by -70.6%, from 509.4 cases per 100,000 to 149.8.

Below are the top ten neighbourhoods with highest and lowest case coronavirus.

Neighbourhoods with highest and lowest percentage rise in COVID-19 case rates

*Neighbourhoods are classed as ‘middle super layer output areas (MSOAs)’ - small geographic units used in government statistics.