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 2,617 cases per week (in the 7 days to 14 January 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 12 January 2021) showed there had been 103 registered deaths in Wirral. 22.3% of these (or 23 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 831
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 14 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3.2%
10-19 8.1%
20-29 17.7%
30-39 17.7%
40-49 15.3%
50-59 17.6%
60-69 9.1%
70-79 5.6%
80 and above 5.6%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 14 January 2021. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Upton 189 Decrease
Claughton 148 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 144 Decrease
Bidston and St James 135 Increase
Wallasey 135 Decrease
Oxton 134 Decrease
New Brighton 131 Increase
Prenton 124 Decrease
Seacombe 123 No change
Bebington 122 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 121 Decrease
Clatterbridge 115 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 115 Decrease
Rock Ferry 113 Increase
Liscard 108 Decrease
Bromborough 107 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 102 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 102 Decrease
Eastham 87 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 87 Decrease
Heswall 86 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 72 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 14 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 55.5%
Male 43.5%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 14 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81.5%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6.5%
Unknown 12%

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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