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 976 cases per week (in the 7 days to 24 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 100,000 304
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 24 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 2%
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 24 October 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the week ending 17 October 2020.

Find out which ward you live in

Ward Number of cases Increase or
Bidston and St James 106 Increase
Bebington 62 Increase
Upton 60 Increase
Claughton 55 Decrease
Prenton 53 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 52 Increase
Oxton 51  Decrease
Seacombe 50 Increase
Birkenhead and Tranmere 49 Increase
Rock Ferry 47 Decrease
Liscard 45 Decrease
Clatterbridge 35 Decrease
New Brighton 35  Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 35 Increase
Bromborough 34 No change
Eastham 32 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 30 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 28 Decrease
Heswall 28 Increase
Hoylake and Meols 28 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 28 Decrease
Wallasey 26 Decrease

Cases by sex

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

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 24 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