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 and is increasing.

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 3,002 cases per week (in the 7 days to 7 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 63 registered deaths in Wirral. 13% of these (or 9 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 915
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 7 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2.9%
10-19 7.4%
20-29 21.5%
30-39 15.9%
40-49 15.1%
50-59 16.8%
60-69 10%
70-79 5.4%
80 and above 4.9%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

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

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Upton 190 Increase
Claughton 183 Increase
Oxton 170 Increase
Wallasey 167 Increase
Bebington 162 Increase
Bromborough 157 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 156 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 136 Increase
Prenton 129 Increase
Bidston and St James 127 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 123 Increase
Seacombe 123 Increase
Liscard 122 Increase
Clatterbridge 121 Increase
New Brighton 113 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 112 Increase
Rock Ferry 109 Increase
Heswall 104 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 99 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 93 Increase
Eastham 85 Increase

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 7 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 53.3%
Male 46.1%
Unknown 0.6%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 7 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 11%

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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