Current status in Wirral

The local COVID alert level is Very high.

Wirral saw a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases from September onwards. Although numbers now appear to be reducing slightly, the borough still has extremely high rates compared to the summer.

At the end of August, we had around 90 cases per week. This compares to the current level of 322 cases per week (in the 7 days to 23 November 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

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

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 24 November 2020) showed there had been 104 registered deaths in Wirral. 16% of these (or 17 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

Wirral COVID-19 infection rate

Number of infected people per 100,000 132
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 23 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 6%
10-19 7%
20-29 14%
30-39 18%
40-49 14%
50-59 15%
60-69 9%
70-79 4%
80 and above 13%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 23 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
West Kirby and Thurstaston 29 Increase
Rock Ferry 23 Decrease
Bromborough 20 Decrease
Claughton 20 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 20 Increase
Eastham 18 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 15 Decrease
Upton 15 Decrease
Bebington  14 Decrease
Heswall 14 Decrease
Liscard 14 Decrease
Wallasey 14 Decrease
Oxton 13 Decrease
Bidston and St James 12 Decrease
Clatterbridge 12 Decrease
New Brighton 12 Decrease
Prenton 10 Decrease
Seacombe 10 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 9 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 9 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 9 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 23 November 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 57.5%
Male 41%
Unknown 1.5%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 23 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81%
Black and minority ethnic (BAME) or mixed heritage 8%
Unknown 11%

As of 16 November, Public Health England (PHE) updated the way it records the location of people who test positive or negative for COVID-19. View GOV.UK for a more detailed explanation.

More COVID-19 statistics

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