Current status in Wirral

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 93 cases per week (in the 7 days to 24 March 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 23 March 2021) showed there had been 85 registered deaths in Wirral. 11.8% of these (or 10 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 960.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 30
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 24 March 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4.3%
10-19 24.7%
20-29 20.4%
30-39 16.1%
40-49 7.5%
50-59 14%
60-69 6.5%
70-79 1.1%
80 and above 5.4%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 24 March 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

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

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 24 March 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 57%
Male 43%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 24 March 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 76.6%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 6.4%
Unknown 14%

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