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

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 23 February 2021) showed there had been 117 registered deaths in Wirral. 39.3% of these (or 46 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 896.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 99
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 February 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 6.6%
10-19 7.9%
20-29 17%
30-39 18.3%
40-49 13.3%
50-59 13.9%
60-69 9.2%
70-79 6.3%
80 and above 7.6%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

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

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Any numbers of 5 or less will only be indicated with 'Less than 5' on the table to keep subjects' identities anonymous.

Ward Number of cases Increase or
decrease on previous week
New Brighton 48 Increase
Seacombe 32 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 23 Increase
Oxton 19 Increase
Bromborough 18 Increase
Bidston and St James 16 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 16 Increase
Liscard 16 Decrease
Rock Ferry 15 No change
Eastham 13 No change
Claughton 12 Decrease
Upton 12 Decrease
Clatterbridge 11 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 9 Increase
Prenton 9 Decrease
Wallasey 9 Decrease
Heswall 8 Decrease
Bebington 7 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 7 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 6 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 6 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby Less than 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 24 February 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 51.6%
Male 48.1%
Unknown 0.3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 24 February 2021.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80.8%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 5%
Unknown 14.2%

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