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 886 cases per week (in the 7 days to 26 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 100,000 302
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 26 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 1%
10-19 12%
20-29 15%
30-39 16%
40-49 17%
50-59 18%
60-69 9%
70-79 5%
80 and above 4%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 26 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 68 Decrease
Claughton 59 Increase
Rock Ferry 54 Increase
Upton 52 No change
Bebington 51 Decrease
Prenton 51 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 49 Increase
Bromborough 48 Increase
Oxton 46 Decrease
Liscard 43 Decrease
Seacombe 43 No change
Birkenhead and Tranmere 42 Decrease
New Brighton 37 Decrease
Eastham 29 No change
Pensby and Thingwall 29 No change
West Kirby and Thurstaston 29 Decrease
Clatterbridge 27 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 27 Decrease
Wallasey 27 Decrease
Heswall 25 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 24 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 19 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 56%
Male 42%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 26 October 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 12%

More COVID-19 statistics

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