Current status in Wirral

The COVID-19 alert level: Roadmap Stage 2, Reopening Safely.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Wirral is now lower than during the peak month of January, but the virus remains a serious threat.

There is still community transmission, for example between family members, with new positive COVID-19 cases being seen each day across Wirral and in all age groups.

The current level is 33 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17 April 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 20 April 2021) showed there had been 88 registered deaths in Wirral. 1.1% of these (or 1 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 970.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 11.1
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
0.4%

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 17 April 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-19 36.3%
20-59 54.6%
60+ 9.1%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 17 April 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Numbers of cases between 1 and 4 will only be indicated with ‘less than 5’ on the table. This is to minimise risk of people from being identified through this data. 

Ward Number of cases
Pensby and Thingwall 6
Bidston and St James 5
Rock Ferry 5
Bebington Less than 5
Birkenhead and Tranmere Less than 5
Bromborough Less than 5
Clatterbridge Less than 5
Eastham Less than 5
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Less than 5
Heswall Less than 5
Hoylake and Meols Less than 5
Leasowe and Moreton East Less than 5
Liscard Less than 5
Seacombe Less than 5
Claughton No cases
Moreton West and Saughall Massie No cases
New Brighton No cases
Oxton No cases
Prenton No cases
Upton No cases
Wallasey No cases
West Kirby and Thurstaston No cases

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 17 April 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51.5%
Male 48.5%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 17 April 2021.

As case numbers are currently very low, we have combined black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage with ethnicity unknown numbers in order to minimise risk of people from being identified through this data.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 75.7%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage and Unknown 24.3%

As of 16 November 2020, Public Health England (PHE) updated the way it records the location of people who test positive or negative for COVID-19. View GOV.UK for a more detailed explanation.

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Visit the Wirral Intelligence Service website for more detailed  COVID-19 statistics