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 978 cases per week (in the 7 days to 23 October 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from ONS (published on 27 October 2020) showed there had been 82 registered deaths in Wirral, of which 16% (or 13 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 100,000 300
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 23 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 12%
20-29 15%
30-39 16%
40-49 16%
50-59 17%
60-69 9%
70-79 5%
80 and above 7%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 23 October 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the week ending 16 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bidston and St James 104 Increase
Upton 64 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 58 Increase
Bebington 54 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 54 Increase
Liscard 50 Increase
Oxton 50 No change
Prenton 50 Increase
Rock Ferry 49 Increase
Claughton 48 Decrease
Seacombe 43 Increase
Clatterbridge 40 Increase
New Brighton 37 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 35 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 32 Increase
Bromborough 31 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 30 Decrease
Heswall 29 Decrease
Wallasey 29 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 29 No change
Eastham 28 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 26 Increase

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 54%
Male 43%
Unknown 3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 23 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