Current status in Wirral

The COVID-19 alert level is: National Lockdown (Stay at Home).

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Wirral is reducing, but still remains too 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 84 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17 March 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 16 March 2021) showed there had been 92 registered deaths in Wirral. 12% of these (or 11 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 950.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 26
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 17 March 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2.4%
10-19 14.3%
20-29 20.2%
30-39 26.2%
40-49 9.5%
50-59 15.5%
60-69 7.1%
70-79 0%
80 and above 4.8%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 17 March 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

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Numbers of 5 or less will only be indicated with 'Less than 5' on the table. This to keep people's identities anonymous.

Ward Number of cases Increase or decrease on previous week
Leasowe and Moreton East 10 Decrease
Bidston and St James 8 Decrease
New Brighton 7 Increase
Rock Ferry 7 No change
Birkenhead and Tranmere 6 Decrease
Claughton 6 Decrease
Clatterbridge 5 Decrease
Seacombe 5 Decrease
Upton 5 Decrease
Bebington Less than 5 Decrease
Bromborough Less than 5 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie Less than 5 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall Less than 5 Decrease
Liscard Less than 5 Decrease
Prenton Less than 5 Decrease
Wallasey Less than 5 No change
West Kirby and Thurstaston Less than 5 Increase
Eastham Less than 5 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Less than 5 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols Less than 5 Increase
Oxton Less than 5 Decrease
Heswall Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 17 March 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 54.8%
Male 45.2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 17 March 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82.1%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 7.2%
Unknown 10.7%

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.

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Visit the Wirral Intelligence Service website for more detailed  COVID-19 statistics