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 934 cases per week (in the 7 days to 19 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 100,000 273
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 19 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
10-19 13%
20-29 16%
30-39 13%
40-49 15%
50-59 19%
60-69 10%
70-79 5%
80 and above 7%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 19 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases
Bidston and St James 83
Oxton 56
Upton 52
Bebington 51
Liscard 51
Claughton 49
Rock Ferry 49
Wallasey 49
Clatterbridge 46
Birkenhead and Tranmere 45
Prenton 44
Seacombe 43
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 40
New Brighton 39
Leasowe and Moreton East 35
Bromborough 32
West Kirby and Thurstaston 30
Eastham 29
Heswall 29
Pensby and Thingwall 29
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 28
Hoylake and Meols 23
Unknown 2

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 53%
Male 46%
Unknown 1%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 19 October 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 84%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 10%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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