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 19 cases per week (in the 7 days to 21 May 2021, the most recent day for which figures are complete).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 25 May 2021) showed there had been 62 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 4.6
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 21 May 2021.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-19 15.8%
20-59 63.1%
60+ 21.1%

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 21 May 2021.

  Percentage of cases
Female 63.2%
Male 36.8%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 21 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 84.2%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage and Unknown 15.8%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 21 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 5
Wallasey Less than 5
Pensby and Thingwall Less than 5
Birkenhead and Tranmere Less than 5
Bebington Less than 5
New Brighton Less than 5
Oxton Less than 5
Clatterbridge Less than 5
Seacombe Less than 5
Claughton Less than 5
Leasowe and Moreton East Less than 5
Liscard Less than 5
Bidston and St James No cases
Eastham No cases
Greasby, Frankby and Irby No cases
Heswall No cases
Hoylake and Meols No cases
Moreton West and Saughall Massie No cases
Prenton No cases
Rock Ferry No cases
Upton No cases
West Kirby and Thurstaston 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