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 926 cases per week (in the 7 days to 30 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 100,000 294
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 30 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.4%
10-19 6.9%
20-29 17%
30-39 17.3%
40-49 16.4%
50-59 17.1%
60-69 10.2%
70-79 4.6%
80 and above 6.3%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 30 January 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
Birkenhead and Tranmere 70 Decrease
Upton 66 Decrease
Liscard 62 Decrease
Claughton 60 Decrease
Seacombe 54 Decrease
Bidston and St James 52 Decrease
Prenton 49 Decrease
New Brighton 48 Decrease
Rock Ferry 48 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 47 Decrease
Eastham 44 Decrease
Oxton 42 Decrease
Clatterbridge 41 Decrease
Bromborough 31 Decrease
Wallasey 29 Decrease
Bebington 26 Decrease
Heswall 24 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 23 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 20 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 19 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 17 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 30 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 52.2%
Male 47.2%
Unknown 0.6%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 30 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83.1%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 10.4%
Unknown 6.5%

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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