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 553 cases per week (in the 7 days to 15 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 17 November 2020) showed there had been 94 registered deaths in Wirral. 24% of these (or 23 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 180
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 15 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 5%
10-19 8%
20-29 16%
30-39 18%
40-49 15%
50-59 15%
60-69 10%
70-79 5%
80 and above 7%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 15 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Claughton 39 No change
Rock Ferry 34 Decrease
Clatterbridge 33 Decrease
Liscard 31 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 30 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 29 Decrease
New Brighton 29 Increase
Bromborough 28 Decrease
Oxton 28 Increase
Seacombe 27 Increase
Eastham 25 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 25 Decrease
Prenton 25 Decrease
Bebington 23 Decrease
Upton 22 Decrease
Wallasey 22 Decrease
Bidston and St James 20 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 18 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 18 Decrease
Heswall 17 No change
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 14 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 7 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 15 November 2020.

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

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 15 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 9%
Unknown 11%

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As of 16 November, 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.

More COVID-19 statistics

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