Liverpool neighbourhoods where COVID-19 infections rose the fastest in the past week

Omicron now accounts for almost all cases of COVID-19 in the Liverpool City Region.

Coronavirus case rates are in the North West of England are now higher than they were in London at the peak of the capital’s Omicron wave.

In Liverpool, COVID case numbers have risen by 7% in the latest weekly figures, with 11,389 new infections recorded at a rate of 2275.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Almost 100% of cases in Liverpool are now the Omicron variant.

Across the UK, the North East is the worst affected region, with case numbers rocketing by 73%.

Official figures show it had a rate of 2,609.6 cases per 100,000 residents in the week to January 6, far higher than the peak of 2,043 per 100,000 seen in London in December.

The latest weekly case rates in Northern Ireland, the North West of England and Yorkshire and the Humber are also higher than the capital during its peak infection rate.

Across the UK, there were 1.2 million positive test results in the week to January 6, a 9% rise from the week before.

Case numbers have fallen by 13% in a week in Wales, 9% in London and 4% in the East of England, indicating that the Omicron wave has peaked in these areas.

At neighbourhood level, COVID-19 case rates have been published for the week to 6 January.

Here are the neighbourhoods in Liverpool with the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

A map of COVID-19 hotspots in the Liverpool City Council area. Image: Gov.uk

1. Kirkdale South & Vauxhall

Kirkdale South & Vauxhall had 2705.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 51.6% from the week before.

2. Fairfield West & Newsham Park

Fairfield West & Newsham Park had 2087.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 35.6% from the week before.

3. Albert Dock & Queen’s Dock

Albert Dock & Queen’s Dock had 2106.9 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 35.5% from the week before.

4. Pier Head

Pier Head had 2151.5 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 35.2% from the week before.

5. Stoneycroft

Stoneycroft had 2400.6 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 34.5% from the week before.

6. Kirkdale North

Kirkdale North had 2659.9 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 32.9% from the week before.

7. Woolton

Woolton had 2525.0 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 28.2% from the week before.

8. Garston

Garston had 2607.1 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 27% from the week before.

9. Fazakerley South

Fazakerley South had 2937.8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 25.7% from the week before.

10. Chinatown, St James & Georgian Quarter

Chinatown, St James & Georgian Quarter had 1887.4 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest weekly figures, a rise of 24.5% from the week before.