Current status in Wirral
The local COVID alert level is Very high.
Wirral saw a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases from September onwards. Although numbers now appear to be levelling off slightly, the borough still has extremely high rates compared to other areas of England.
At the end of August, we had around 90 cases per week. This compares to the current level of 654 cases per week (in the 7 days to 6 November 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).
There is now widespread community transmission, with new positive COVID-19 cases being seen across Wirral and in all age groups.
Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 10 November 2020) showed there had been 87 registered deaths in Wirral. 22% of these (or 19 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.
Wirral COVID-19 infection rate
|Number of infected people per 100,000||212|
|Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
COVID-19 infections by age group
For the 7 days to 6 November 2020.
|Age group||Proportion of all Wirral cases|
|80 and above||5%|
Number of COVID-19 cases by ward
For the 7 days to 6 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.
|Ward||Number of cases||Increase or
|Moreton West and Saughall Massie||39||Increase|
|Bidston and St James||36||Decrease|
|Birkenhead and Tranmere||35||Increase|
|Leasowe and Moreton East||30||No change|
|Pensby and Thingwall||22||Decrease|
|West Kirby and Thurstaston||21||Decrease|
|Greasby, Frankby and Irby||20||Decrease|
|Hoylake and Meols||19||Increase|
Cases by sex
|Percentage of cases|
Cases by ethnic background
For the 7 days to 5 November 2020.
|Ethnic background||Percentage of Wirral cases|
|Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage||11%|
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