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 288 cases per week (in the 7 days to 26 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 91
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
3.5%

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 26 February 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 6.3%
10-19 8.3%
20-29 18.4%
30-39 17%
40-49 12.9%
50-59 14.2%
60-69 8.7%
70-79 5.6%
80 and above 8.7%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 26 February 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
New Brighton 49 Increase
Seacombe 26 Decrease
Bidston and St James 21 Decrease
Liscard 21 Decrease
Bromborough 20 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 17 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 14 Increase
Eastham 14 Decrease
Rock Ferry 14 Decrease
Clatterbridge 13 Increase
Oxton 13 Decrease
Upton 13 No change
West Kirby and Thurstaston 7 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 6 Decrease
Wallasey 6 Decrease
Claughton 5 Decrease
Heswall 5 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 5 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 5 Decrease
Prenton 5 Increase
Bebington Less than 5 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 26 February 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 53.8%
Male 46.2%
Unknown 0

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 26 February 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 5.2%
Unknown 11.8%

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