COVID: 511 further cases and four more deaths recorded in Liverpool

The coronavirus infection rate in the city remains higher than the England average.

The number of coronavirus cases in Liverpool increased by 511 over the weekend, official figures show – and four more deaths were recorded.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for COVID-19, and whose usual residence was in the city.

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A total of 156,960 cases had been confirmed in Liverpool when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday evening, up from 156,449 on Friday.

Map of COVID spread in Liverpool. Image: Gov.uk

The numbers:

- The cumulativerate of infection in Liverpool, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 31,362 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than the England average of 28,398.

- 1,532 people had died in the area by February 28 – up from 1,528 on Friday. The four deaths in the past week is a decrease on 14 the previous week.

- The data also shows that nearly half of people in Liverpool have received a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

- The latest figures show 226,540 people had received a booster or third dose by February 27 (Sunday) – 47% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

- A total of 318,114 people (66%) had received two jabs by that date.

The four deaths in Liverpool were among 22,78 recorded across the North West.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.