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 1,839 cases per week (in the 7 days to 21 January 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 26 January 2021) showed there had been 102 registered deaths in Wirral. 32.4% of these (or 33 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 599
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 21 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.7%
10-19 8.2%
20-29 15.8%
30-39 15.8%
40-49 15.1%
50-59 17.7%
60-69 10.0%
70-79 5.0%
80 and above 7.8%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 21 January 2021. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bidston and St James 122 Decrease
Seacombe 119 Decrease
Liscard 103 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 95 Decrease
Wallasey 95 Decrease
Claughton 94 Decrease
Upton 94 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 91 Decrease
Bromborough 89 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 87 Decrease
Rock Ferry 85 Decrease
New Brighton 81 Decrease
Prenton 79 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 78 Decrease
Bebington 75 Decrease
Clatterbridge 72 Decrease
Eastham 72 Decrease
Oxton 71 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 67 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 59 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 52 Decrease
Heswall 46 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 21 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54.9%
Male 44.5%
Unknown 0.6%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 21 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81.8%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 7.6%
Unknown 10.6%

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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