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.

Find out more about local restrictions in Wirral

NHS advice on what you can do to protect yourself and others

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
0-9 2%
10-19 11%
20-29 15%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 16%
60-69 11%
70-79 5%
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.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bebington 46 Decrease
Bromborough 43 No change
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 39 Increase
Rock Ferry 38 Decrease
Bidston and St James 36 Decrease
Upton 36 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 35 Increase
Eastham 34 Decrease
Claughton 34 Decrease
Liscard 31 Decrease
Clatterbridge 30 No change
Leasowe and Moreton East 30 No change
Prenton 30 Decrease
Wallasey 26 Decrease
Oxton 24 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 22 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 21 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 20 Decrease
Seacombe 20 Decrease
Heswall 19 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 19 Increase
New Brighton 18 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 51%
Male 47%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 5 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 11%
Unknown 7%

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More COVID-19 statistics

Visit the Wirral Intelligence Service website for more detailed  COVID-19 statistics