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 865 cases per week (in the 7 days to 18 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, 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 100,000 269
Percentage of all people tested who tested positive in the last 7 days 9.2%

Highest COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 18 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 13%
20-29 17%
30-39 13%
40-49 14%
50-59 20%
60-69 11%
70-79 4%
80 and above 5%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 18 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases
Claughton 52
Rock Ferry 51
Upton 51
Oxton 50
Liscard 48
Bebington 46
Bidston and St James 46
Birkenhead and Tranmere 45
Prenton 44
Wallasey 44
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 43
New Brighton 42
Clatterbridge 41
Seacombe 39
Leasowe and Moreton East 38
Eastham 31
West Kirby and Thurstaston 30
Bromborough 29
Pensby and Thingwall 28
Heswall 24
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 23
Hoylake and Meols 19
Unknown 1

Cases by sex

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

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 18 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