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 879 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17 October 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from ONS (published on 20 October 2020) showed there had been 68 registered deaths in Wirral on the week ending 9 October 2020, of which 7% (or 5 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 100,000 278
Percentage of all people tested who tested positive in the last 7 days 9.4%

Highest COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 17 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
50 to 59 20%
20 to 29 18%
10 to 19 14%
40 to 49 14%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 17 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases
Claughton 57
Oxton 53
Upton 51
Liscard 50
Rock Ferry 50
Leasowe and Moreton East 48
New Brighton 48
Wallasey 47
Prenton 46
Bidston and St James 43
Birkenhead and Tranmere 43
Seacombe 41
Bebington 38
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 38
Clatterbridge 37
Bromborough 34
West Kirby and Thurstaston 32
Heswall 27
Pensby and Thingwall 27
Eastham 26
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 24
Hoylake and Meols 18

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 53%
Male 47%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 17 October 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