Current status in Wirral

The COVID-19 alert level is: National Lockdown (Stay at Home).

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is currently extremely high.

There is widespread 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 1,012 cases per week (in the 7 days to 28 January 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 2 February 2021) showed there had been 148 registered deaths in Wirral. 47.3% of these (or 70 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 732.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 336
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 28 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.7%
10-19 6.8%
20-29 17.3%
30-39 17.3%
40-49 16.9%
50-59 16.5%
60-69 10.6%
70-79 3.7%
80 and above 6.2%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 28 January 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
decrease on previous week
Upton 78 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 72 Decrease
Liscard 65 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 63 Decrease
Claughton 61 Decrease
Seacombe 59 Decrease
Prenton 56 Decrease
New Brighton 53 Decrease
Bidston and St James 52 Decrease
Rock Ferry 51 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 45 Decrease
Clatterbridge 42 Decrease
Oxton 40 Decrease
Eastham 39 Decrease
Bromborough 38 Decrease
Wallasey 35 Decrease
Bebington 34 Decrease
Heswall 28 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 25 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 24 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 24 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 17 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 28 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54.3%
Male 44.6%
Unknown 1.1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 28 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 10.7%
Unknown 6.3%

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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.

    More COVID-19 statistics

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