Current status in Wirral
The local COVID alert level is Very High (Tier 3).
The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is currently showing extremely large increases.
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 1,565 cases per week (in the 7 days to 30 December 2020, the most recent day for which figures are complete).
Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 29 December 2020) showed there had been 84 registered deaths in Wirral. 9.5% of these (or 8 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.
Wirral COVID-19 infection rate
|Number of infected people per 100,000||393|
|Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
COVID-19 infections by age group
For the 7 days to 29 December 2020.
|Age group||Proportion of all Wirral cases|
|80 and above||3%|
Number of COVID-19 cases by ward
For the 7 days to 26 December 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.
|Ward||Number of cases||Increase or
|Moreton West and Saughall Massie||90||Increase|
|West Kirby and Thurstaston||85||Increase|
|Birkenhead and Tranmere||80||Increase|
|Leasowe and Moreton East||75||Increase|
|Hoylake and Meols||69||Increase|
|Greasby, Frankby and Irby||59||Increase|
|Bidston and St James||57||Increase|
|Pensby and Thingwall||54||Increase|
Cases by sex
For the 7 days to 30 December 2020.
|Percentage of cases|
Cases by ethnic background
For the 7 days to 26 December 2020.
|Ethnic background||Percentage of Wirral cases|
|Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage||6%|
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As of 16 November, 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.