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 914 cases per week (in the 7 days to 31 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 100,000 287
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 31 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4%
10-19 6.3%
20-29 17.3%
30-39 17.8%
40-49 16.4%
50-59 17.2%
60-69 10.4%
70-79 4.2%
80 and above 6.5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 31 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
Liscard 66 Decrease
Claughton 61 Decrease
Upton 60 Decrease
Seacombe 55 Decrease
Bidston and St James 50  Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 50 Decrease
New Brighton 46 Decrease
Clatterbridge 45 Decrease
Prenton 45 Decrease
Rock Ferry 45 Decrease
Eastham 41 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 41 Decrease
Oxton 38 Decrease
Bromborough 35 Decrease
Wallasey 29 Decrease
Bebington 28 Decrease
Heswall 25 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 23 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 21 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 20 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 14 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 31 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51.5%
Male 47.8%
Unknown 0.7%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 30 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82.9%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6.7%
Unknown 10.4%

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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