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 294 cases per week (in the 7 days to 25 February 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 2 March 2021) showed there had been 104 registered deaths in Wirral. 29.8% of these (or 31 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 927.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 98
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 25 February 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 6.8%
10-19 9.6%
20-29 17.4%
30-39 18.4%
40-49 12%
50-59 13%
60-69 8.9%
70-79 5.8%
80 and above 8.2%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 25 February 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in


Ward Number of cases Increase or
decrease on previous week
New Brighton 47 Increase
Seacombe 24 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 20 No change
Oxton 19 Increase
Bromborough 17 Increase
Rock Ferry 17 Increase
Liscard 16 Decrease
Bidston and St James 15 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 15 Increase
Eastham 15 Increase
Clatterbridge 13 Decrease
Upton 12 Decrease
Wallasey 10 Decrease
Prenton 8 Decrease
Claughton 7 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 7 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 6 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 6 Increase
Bebington 5 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 5 Decrease
Heswall 5 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 25 February 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 46.6%
Male 53.1%
Unknown 0.3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 25 February 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 4.7%
Unknown 13.3%

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