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 still very 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 158 cases per week (in the 7 days to 5 March 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 9 March 2021) showed there had been 83 registered deaths in Wirral. 14.5% of these (or 12  in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 939.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 52
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 5 March 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3.8%
10-19 7.6%
20-29 19.6%
30-39 27.2%
40-49 12%
50-59 13.3%
60-69 8.9%
70-79 4.4%
80 and above 3.2%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 5 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 16 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 13 Decrease
Rock Ferry 10 Decrease
Seacombe 10 Decrease
Liscard 9 Decrease
Oxton 9 Decrease
Upton 9 Decrease
Bidston and St James 8 Decrease
Claughton 8 Decrease
Eastham 7 Decrease
New Brighton 7 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 7 Decrease
Prenton 7 Decrease
Bebington 6 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 6 Decrease
Clatterbridge 5 Decrease
Heswall 5 No change
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 5 Decrease
Bromborough Less than 5 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Less than 5 Increase
Hoylake and Meols Less than 5 No change
Wallasey Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 5 March 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 53.2%
Male 46.8%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 5 March 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 84.8%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 5.1%
Unknown 10.1%

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