Current status in Wirral

The local COVID alert level is: National Lockdown - Stay at Home.

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 1,816 cases per week (in the 7 days to 31 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 100,000 483
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 December 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2.9%
10-19 7.7%
20-29 19%
30-39 17.5%
40-49 15.5%
50-59 16.5%
60-69 12%
70-79 5.3%
80 and above 3.3%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 31 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 127 Increase
Bebington 110 Increase
Upton 103 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 99 Increase
Wallasey 95 Increase
Claughton 92 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 91 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 91 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 88 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 88 Increase
Prenton 83 Increase
Liscard 82 Increase
Rock Ferry 78 Increase
Eastham 77 Increase
Heswall 71 Increase
Bidston and St James 69 Increase
Clatterbridge 66 Increase
Seacombe 65 Increase
Bromborough 64 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 64 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 59 Increase
New Brighton 46 Increase

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 31 December 2020.

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

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 31 December 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 77%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 17%

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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