Current status in Wirral

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

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has reduced considerably in Wirral but is still high.

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 200 cases per week (in the 7 days to 30 November 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 1 December 2020) showed there had been 87 registered deaths in Wirral. 15% of these (or 13 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 60
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 30 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 5%
10-19 7%
20-29 16%
30-39 13%
40-49 13%
50-59 17%
60-69 8%
70-79 6%
80 and above 14%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 29 November 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
Pensby and Thingwall 22 Increase
Claughton 15 Decrease
Rock Ferry 13 Decrease
New Brighton 12 No change
Bebington 11 Decrease
Bidston and St James 11 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 10 Increase
Bromborough 10 Decrease
Upton 10 Decrease
Clatterbridge 9 Decrease
Prenton 9 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 9 Decrease
Seacombe 8 Decrease
Wallasey 8 Decrease
Eastham 7 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 7 Decrease
Oxton 7 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 6 Decrease
Liscard 5 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East Less than 5 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie Less than 5 Decrease
Heswall Less than 5 Decrease

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 29 November 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51%
Male 46%
Unknown 3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 29 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83.5%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 10.5%

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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