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 371 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17 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 100,000 118
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 17 February 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.3%
10-19 8.9%
20-29 16.8%
30-39 15.1%
40-49 16.5%
50-59 20%
60-69 10.8%
70-79 3.5%
80 and above 3.8%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 17 February 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
Claughton 38 Increase
Bidston and St James 31 Decrease
Liscard 29 Decrease
Seacombe 28 Decrease
New Brighton 25 Decrease
Wallasey 24 Decrease
Heswall 17 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 17 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 17 Increase
Prenton 16 Decrease
Eastham 15 Decrease
Rock Ferry 15 Decrease
Bromborough 14 Decrease
Upton 14 Decrease
Bebington 13 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 11 Decrease
Clatterbridge 8 Decrease
Oxton 8 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 8 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 8 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 7 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 17 February 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 49.1%
Male 50.4%
Unknown 0.5%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 17 February 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 7.9%
Unknown 12.1%

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