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 2,925 cases per week (in the 7 days to 10 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 100,000 942
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 10 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3.2%
10-19 8.7%
20-29 20%
30-39 15.3%
40-49 14.9%
50-59 16.6%
60-69 10.3%
70-79 5.7%
80 and above 5.4%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 10 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 204 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 185 Increase
Claughton 175 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 157 Increase
Oxton 155 Decrease
Wallasey 155 Increase
Bebington 153 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 146 Increase
Bromborough 141 Increase
Bidston and St James 126 Increase
Clatterbridge 125 Increase
Prenton 124 Increase
Liscard 123 Increase
Seacombe 119 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 114 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 114 Increase
Rock Ferry 111 Increase
New Brighton 105 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 105 Decrease
Eastham 92 Increase
Heswall 92 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 82 Increase

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 10 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54%
Male 45%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 10 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