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 197 cases per week (in the 7 days to 9 December 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 8 December 2020) showed there had been 66 registered deaths in Wirral. 18% of these (or 12 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 9 December 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 7%
20-29 15%
30-39 16%
40-49 21%
50-59 15%
60-69 6%
70-79 9%
80 and above 8%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 9 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
Pensby and Thingwall 20 Increase
Liscard 14 Increase
Rock Ferry 12 Increase
Bebington 11 Increase
Prenton 11 Increase
Bidston and St James 10 No change
Birkenhead and Tranmere 10 Decrease
Claughton 10 Decrease
Oxton 10 Increase
Wallasey 10 Increase
Heswall 9 Increase
Seacombe 9 No change
Bromborough 8 Increase
Clatterbridge 8 Increase
Eastham 7 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 7 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 6 No change
New Brighton 6 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 6 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols Less than 5 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East Less than 5 Increase
Upton 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 9 December 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 49%
Male 48%
Unknown 3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 9 December 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 5%
Unknown 12%

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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