Current status in Wirral

The local COVID alert level is Very high.

Wirral has seen a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases since September. The number of cases continues to rise. At the end of August, we were seeing around 90 cases per week, this compares to the current level of 772 cases per week (in the 7 days to 29 October 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 27 October 2020) showed there had been 82 registered deaths in Wirral. 16% of these (or 13 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

There is now widespread community transmission, with new positive COVID-19 cases being seen across Wirral and in all age groups.

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 100,000 267
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

Highest COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 29 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 4%
10-19 9%
20-29 16%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 17%
60-69 8%
70-79 5%
80 and above 5%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 29 October 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the week ending 22 October 2020.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Claughton 54 Increase
Bidston and St James 53 Decrease
Rock Ferry 53 Decrease
Bebington 52 Decrease
Prenton 48 Decrease
Upton 47 Decrease
Bromborough 44 Increase
Eastham 42 Increase
Liscard 33 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 32 Decrease
Oxton 32 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 31 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 29 Decrease
New Brighton 29 Decrease
Seacombe 29 Decrease
Clatterbridge 27 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 26 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 26 Decrease
Wallasey 26 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 25 Decrease
Heswall 16 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 16 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 55%
Male 44%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 29 October 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 83%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 11%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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