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 760 cases per week (in the 7 days to 2 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 100,000 232
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 2 November 2020.

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

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 2 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 54 No change
Bebington 49 Decrease
Claughton 48 Decrease
Eastham 48 Increase
Prenton 44 Decrease
Upton 41 Decrease
Bidston and St James 38 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 36 Decrease
Oxton 36 Decrease
Bromborough 35 Decrease
Liscard 33 Decrease
Clatterbridge 32 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 32 Increase
Leasowe and Moreton East 31 Decrease
Wallasey 30 Increase
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 29 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 27 Decrease
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 26 Decrease
Heswall 24 Decrease
Seacombe 22 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 21 Increase
New Brighton 20 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 51%
Male 46%
Unknown 3%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 2 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 80%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 8%
Unknown 12%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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