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 748 cases per week (in the 7 days to 31 October 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

Weekly data from the Office for National Statistics (published on 3 November 2020) showed there had been 73 registered deaths in Wirral. 18% of these (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 100,000 243
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 31 October 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 5%
10-19 9%
20-29 15%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 19%
60-69 7%
70-79 5%
80 and above 5%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 31 October 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
Rock Ferry 52 Increase
Eastham 48 Increase
Claughton 48 Decrease
Upton 47 Decrease
Prenton 45 Decrease
Bebington 45 Decrease
Bidston and St James 39 Decrease
Bromborough 37 Increase
Wallasey 34 Increase
Oxton 34 Decrease
Liscard 34 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 32 Decrease
Clatterbridge  32 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 29 Increase
New Brighton 28 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 28 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 27 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 26 Decrease
Seacombe 20 Decrease
Heswall 19 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 14 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 54%
Male 44%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 31 October 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 7%
Unknown 13%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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