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
0-9 3%
10-19 7%
20-29 17.5%
30-39 18%
40-49 16.5%
50-59 17%
60-69 12%
70-79 5.5%
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.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Oxton 117 Increase
Bebington 102 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 90 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 85 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 80 Increase
Claughton 78 Increase
Upton 78 Increase
Wallasey 78 Increase
Liscard 77 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 75 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 69 Increase
Rock Ferry 67 Increase
Prenton 66 Increase
Eastham 65 Increase
Heswall 65 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 59 Increase
Bidston and St James 57 Increase
Seacombe 57 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 54 Increase
Clatterbridge 51 Increase
Bromborough 50 Decrease
New Brighton 38 Increase

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 30 December 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 55%
Male 44.5%
Unknown 0.5%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 26 December 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 78%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 16%

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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.

More COVID-19 statistics

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