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 1,613 cases per week (in the 7 days to 23 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 100,000 532
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 23 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.7%
10-19 8.4%
20-29 15.3%
30-39 15.3%
40-49 15.8%
50-59 17.7%
60-69 9.6%
70-79 4.4%
80 and above 8.3%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 23 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 99 Decrease
Liscard 93 Decrease
Upton 92 Decrease
Bidston and St James 89 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 89 Decrease
Claughton 88 Decrease
Bromborough 86 Decrease
Wallasey 86 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 85 Decrease
Rock Ferry 80 Decrease
New Brighton 78 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 69 Decrease
Prenton 68  
Bebington 67 Decrease
Oxton 67 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 63 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 58 Decrease
Clatterbridge 56 Decrease
Eastham 55 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 51 Decrease
Heswall 46 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 35 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 23 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54.7%
Male 44.4%
Unknown 0.9%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 23 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81.2%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 7.7%
Unknown 11.1%

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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