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 2,688 cases per week (in the 7 days to 13 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 100,000 871
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 12 January 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 8.5%
20-29 17.5%
30-39 17.1%
40-49 15.3%
50-59 17.8%
60-69 9.8%
70-79 5.6%
80 and above 5.5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 12 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 173 Decrease
Claughton 160 Decrease
Wallasey 156 No change
Oxton 149 Decrease
Bebington 144 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 141 Increase
New Brighton 139 Increase
Bidston and St James 126 Decrease
Clatterbridge 126 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 123 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 123 Decrease
Bromborough 119 Decrease
Seacombe 119 Increase
Rock Ferry 118 Increase
Liscard 117 Decrease
Prenton 115 Decrease
Eastham 99 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 94 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 91 Decrease
Heswall 83 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 82 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 13 January 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 55.5%
Male 43.5%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 13 January 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81.5%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 12.5%

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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