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 679 cases per week (in the 7 days to 7 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 100,000 210
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days
8.2%

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 7 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
10-19 9%
20-29 14%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 17%
60-69 12%
70-79 5%
80 and above 5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 7 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
decrease
Bebington 47 Increase
Bromborough 44 Increase
Rock Ferry 43 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 42 Increase
Bidston and St James 40 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 40 Increase
Upton 39 Decrease
Claughton 37 Decrease
Prenton 37 Decrease
Liscard 33 Decrease
Eastham 32 Decrease
Clatterbridge 30 No change
Leasowe and Moreton East 27 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 23 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 23 Decrease
Wallasey 23 Decrease
Oxton 22 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 22 Decrease
Seacombe 19 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 18 Decrease
Heswall 18 Decrease
New Brighton 18 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 52%
Male 46%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 7 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 8%
Unknown 9%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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