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 221 cases per week (in the 7 days to 26 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 90
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 26 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 7%
10-19 7%
20-29 14%
30-39 20%
40-49 12%
50-59 16%
60-69 12%
70-79 4%
80 and above 9%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 26 November 2020. Increase or decrease comments are comparing previous numbers for the previous week.

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Ward Number of cases Increase or
Rock Ferry 19 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 15 Increase
Claughton 14 Decrease
Bromborough 13 Decrease
Clatterbridge 13 Decrease
Bebington 12 Decrease
Bidston and St James 12 Increase
New Brighton 12 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 11 Decrease
Wallasey 11 Decrease
Eastham 9 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 9 Decrease
Upton 9 Decrease
Heswall 8 Decrease
Oxton 8 Decrease
Prenton 8 Decrease
Seacombe 8 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 7 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 7 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 6 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 5 Decrease
Liscard 5 Decrease

Cases by sex

For the 7 days to 26 November 2020.

  Percentage of cases
Female 55%
Male 43%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 26 November 2020.

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

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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