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 2,458 cases per week (in the 7 days to 16 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 100,000 758
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 16 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3.3%
10-19 7.5%
20-29 16.8%
30-39 17.9%
40-49 15.4%
50-59 18.1%
60-69 9.5%
70-79 5.5%
80 and above 5.9%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 16 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 163 Decrease
Bidston and St James 144 Increase
Claughton 139 Decrease
Wallasey 134 Decrease
Prenton 127 Decrease
New Brighton 125 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 121 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 121 Decrease
Seacombe 120 Decrease
Oxton 117 Decrease
Clatterbridge 115 Decrease
Bebington 109 Decrease
Rock Ferry 105 Decrease
Bromborough 103 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 98 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 98 Decrease
Liscard 97 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 95 Decrease
Eastham 85 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 80 Decrease
Heswall 76 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 71 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 16 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 56%
Male 43%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 16 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
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