Current status in Wirral

The local COVID alert level is High (Tier 2).

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is once again increasing in Wirral.

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

The current level of 390 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17 December 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 22 December 2020) showed there had been 79 registered deaths in Wirral. 10% of these (or 8 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 110
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 17 December 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
10-19 9%
20-29 18%
30-39 16%
40-49 16%
50-59 17%
60-69 9%
70-79 6%
80 and above 7%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 17 December 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Rock Ferry 31 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 27 Increase
Bidston and St James 24 Increase
Bromborough 22 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 21 Increase
Prenton 21 Increase
Clatterbridge 20 Increase
Claughton 20 Increase
Eastham 20 Increase
Bebington 19 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 17 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 16 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 15 Increase
Upton 15 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 15 Increase
Wallasey 14 Increase
Heswall 13 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 13 Increase
New Brighton 13 Increase
Liscard 10 Decrease
Oxton 9 Increase
Seacombe 9 Increase

Please note: any numbers of 5 or less will only be indicated with 'Less than 5' on the table above to keep subjects' identity anonymous.

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 17 December 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51.5%
Male 46.5%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 17 December 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 75%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 19%

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As of 16 November, 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.

More COVID-19 statistics

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