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 442 cases per week (in the 7 days to 12 February 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 16 February 2021) showed there had been 112 registered deaths in Wirral. 47.3% of these (or 53 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 850.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 147
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 12 February 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 5%
10-19 9.6%
20-29 22.9%
30-39 17.5%
40-49 13.4%
50-59 17.5%
60-69 9.8%
70-79 1.8%
80 and above 2.5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 12 February 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
decrease on previous week
New Brighton 38 Decrease
Seacombe 34 Decrease
Liscard 29 Decrease
Bidston and St James 28 Decrease
Rock Ferry 28 Increase
Wallasey 24 Decrease
Clatterbridge 23 Decrease
Upton 22 Decrease
Bebington 19 Decrease
Bromborough 19 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 19 Increase
Prenton 19 No change
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 18 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 18 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 17 Decrease
Claughton 17 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 15 Decrease
Oxton 15 Decrease
Eastham 14 Decrease
Heswall 10 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 6 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 12 February 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 50.9%
Male 48.6%
Unknown 0.5%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 12 February 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 84.4%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 4.7%
Unknown 10.9%

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.

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