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 695 cases per week (in the 7 days to 8 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

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 8 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
10-19 10%
20-29 16%
30-39 16%
40-49 18%
50-59 16%
60-69 12%
70-79 5%
80 and above 5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 8 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bromborough 47 Increase
Bebington 44 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 43 Increase
Rock Ferry 43 Decrease
Prenton 42 No change
Claughton 41 Decrease
Bidston and St James 39 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 39 Increase
Upton 39 Decrease
Liscard 37 Increase
Clatterbridge 31 No change
Wallasey 28 Decrease
Eastham 27 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 27 Decrease
Oxton 23 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 23 Decrease
New Brighton 22 Decrease
Seacombe 21 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 20 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 19 Decrease
Heswall 19 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 19 No change

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 52%
Male 47%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 8 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 8%
Unknown 10%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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