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 239 cases per week (in the 7 days to 11 December 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 15 December 2020) showed there had been 83 registered deaths in Wirral. 12% of these (or 12 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 66
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 11 December 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
10-19 7%
20-29 14%
30-39 18%
40-49 18%
50-59 16%
60-69 6%
70-79 9%
80 and above 12%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 11 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 40 Increase
Prenton 16 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 14 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 14 Increase
Claughton 13 Decrease
Bebington 12 Increase
Bromborough 11 Increase
Eastham 11 Increase
Seacombe 11 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 9 Decrease
Heswall 9 Increase
Liscard 9 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 9 Increase
Bidston and St James 8 Decrease
Upton 8 Increase
Wallasey 8 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 7 No change
Hoylake and Meols 6 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 6 Increase
Oxton 6 Decrease
Clatterbridge 5 Decrease
New Brighton 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 11 December 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54.5%
Male 43.5%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 11 December 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 3.5%
Unknown 15.5%

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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