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 759 cases per week (in the 7 days to 1 November 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 100,000 245
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 1 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 5%
10-19 9%
20-29 14%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 19%
60-69 8%
70-79 5%
80 and above 4%

Wards with the highest number of cases

For the 7 days to 1 November 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 55 Increase
Eastham 53 Increase
Bebington 50 Decrease
Upton 46 Decrease
Claughton 45 Decrease
Prenton 42 Decrease
Bromborough 39 Increase
Bidston and St James 37 Decrease
Wallasey 35 Increase
Liscard 34 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 33 Decrease
Clatterbridge 31 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 31 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 31 Increase
Oxton 31 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 28 Decrease
Pensby and Thingwall 26 Decrease
West Kirby and Thurstaston 26 Decrease
New Brighton 25 Decrease
Seacombe 22 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 19 Decrease
Heswall 16 Decrease

Cases by sex

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

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 1 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 81%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 6%
Unknown 13%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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