Current status in Wirral

The COVID-19 alert level: Roadmap Stage 3, Reopening Safely.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Wirral is now lower than during the peak month of January, but the virus remains a serious threat.

There is still 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 23 cases per week (in the 7 days to 15 May 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 18 May 2021) showed there had been 76 registered deaths in Wirral, with no COVID-19 deaths in that 7 days. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral are now 970.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 7.4
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
0.2%

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 15 May 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-19 26.1%
20-59 65.2%
60+ 8.7%

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 15 May 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 65.2%
Male 34.8%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 15 May 2021.

As case numbers are currently very low, we have combined black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage with ethnicity unknown numbers in order to minimise risk of people from being identified through this data.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 69.6%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage and Unknown 30.4%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 15 May 2021. Increases and decreases are compared with numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Numbers of cases between 1 and 4 will only be indicated with ‘less than 5’ on the table. This is to minimise risk of people from being identified through this data.

Ward Number of cases
Bromborough Less than 5
New Brighton Less than 5
West Kirby and Thurstaston Less than 5
Birkenhead and Tranmere Less than 5
Eastham Less than 5
Heswall Less than 5
Hoylake and Meols Less than 5
Oxton Less than 5
Pensby and Thingwall Less than 5
Prenton Less than 5
Seacombe Less than 5
Bebington No cases
Bidston and St James No cases
Clatterbridge No cases
Claughton No cases
Greasby, Frankby and Irby No cases
Leasowe and Moreton East No cases
Liscard No cases
Rock Ferry No cases
Upton No cases
Wallasey No cases

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