Liverpool's Covid-19 infection rate is down to its lowest point since December 18.

Data covering testing in the seven days up to February 27 shows that the total number of confirmed cases in Liverpool is 548, a decrease of 235 cases on the previous week.

This means Liverpool's current covid infection rate is down to 110 cases per 100,000 people.

Crucially, Liverpool's positivity testing rate is also falling and now stands at 6.1%.

This is the total number of positive tests from all tests carried out in the last 7 days - and had reached as high as 23% in the worst days of the January surge.

The city suffered an explosion of new cases after the Christmas period, with the infection rate surging to more than 1000 cases per 100,000 people.

As the impact of the national lockdown took affect in January, the case rate began to fall.

This initially happened quickly, but things then slowed down and began to plateau at one point.

Thankfully numbers are now falling steadily - at this point last week, Liverpool's infection rate was 155 per 100,000.

Today's figures mean that Liverpool's covid level is at its lowest point since December 18.

On that day the city's infection rate stood at 107 cases per 100,000 - and was rising quickly.

So city health bosses will be pleased to see Liverpool's numbers continuing to fall - especially with the planned reopening of all schools from next week.

Looking more closely at the latest data, of the 548 confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 110 (20.1%) were detected using Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) kits.

The majority of cases (55%) were in those aged under 40 years, whereas 28% cases were in those aged 40-59 yrs.

Find your nearest vaccination centre by entering your postcode below

The wards with the largest number of confirmed cases are Warbreck (73 cases), Speke-Garston (49 cases), Clubmoor (26 cases), Norris Green (25 cases), Fazakerley (25 cases), Croxteth (23 cases), Tuebrook and Stoneycroft (21 cases), Kirkdale (21 cases), Anfield (20 cases) and County (20 cases).

Sadly Covid-19 remains responsible for a high proportion of the deaths being recorded in Liverpool.

Between 22nd - 28 February there were 124 registered deaths in Liverpool, of which 32% (40) were Covid-19 deaths.