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 1,719 cases per week (in the 7 days to 22 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 100,000 568
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 22 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.8%
10-19 8.0%
20-29 15.1%
30-39 16.4%
40-49 15.5%
50-59 17.4%
60-69 10.1%
70-79 4.5%
80 and above 8.2%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 22 January 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
decrease on previous week
Seacombe 109 Decrease
Bidston and St James 103 Decrease
Upton 97 Decrease
Liscard 95 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 90 Decrease
Claughton 89 Decrease
Bromborough 85 Decrease
Wallasey 85 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 84 Decrease
Rock Ferry 84 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 82 Decrease
New Brighton 82 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 73 Decrease
Prenton 71 Decrease
Bebington 67 Decrease
Eastham 67 Decrease
Oxton 67 Decrease
Clatterbridge 65 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 60 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 55 Decrease
Heswall 48 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 45 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 22 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 55.3%
Male 43.9%
Unknown 0.8%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 22 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82.3%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 7.2%
Unknown 10.5%

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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