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 981 cases per week (in the 7 days to 22 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 100,000 290
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 22 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 13%
20-29 15%
30-39 14%
40-49 15%
50-59 18%
60-69 11%
70-79 5%
80 and above 7%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 22 October 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the week ending 15 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bidston and St James 98 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 57 Increase
Upton 57 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 55 Increase
Prenton 54 Increase
Rock Ferry 54 Increase
Bebington 52 Increase
Claughton 49 Decrease
Oxton 47 Increase
Seacombe 47 Decrease
Liscard 45 Decrease
Clatterbridge 44 Increase
New Brighton 43 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 34 Increase
Wallasey 33 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 32 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 31 Increase
Bromborough 30 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 30 Decrease
Heswall 28 Decrease
Eastham 27 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 26 Increase

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 54%
Male 44%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 22 October 2020.

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

More COVID-19 statistics

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