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 levelling off slightly, the borough still has extremely high rates compared to other areas of England.

At  At the end of August, we had around 90 cases per week. This compares to the current level of 676 cases per week (in the 7 days to 5 November 2020, the most recent day for which figures are available).

There is now 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 3 November 2020) showed there had been 73 registered deaths in Wirral. 18% of these (or 13 in actual numbers) were COVID-19 deaths.

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 100,000 226
Percentage of all people tested
who tested positive in the last 7 days

COVID-19 infections by age group

For the 7 days to 5 November 2020.

Age group Proportion of all Wirral cases
0-9 3%
10-19 11%
20-29 14%
30-39 17%
40-49 18%
50-59 17%
60-69 9%
70-79 6%
80 and above 5%

Number of COVID-19 cases by ward

For the 7 days to 5 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
Bebington 49 Decrease
Bromborough 46 Increase
Rock Ferry 40 Decrease
Eastham 39 Decrease
Upton 38 Decrease
Claughton 37 Decrease
Bidston and St James 34 Decrease
Birkenhead and Tranmere 33 Increase
Liscard 33 Decrease
Clatterbridge 32 Increase
Moreton West and Saughall Massie 31 Increase
Prenton 30 Decrease
Leasowe and Moreton East 29 Decrease
Wallasey 29 Increase
West Kirby and Thurstaston 28 Increase
Oxton 27 Decrease
Heswall 21 Increase
Pensby and Thingwall 21 Decrease
Greasby, Frankby and Irby 20 Decrease
Hoylake and Meols 20 Increase
Seacombe 19 Decrease
New Brighton 17 Decrease

Cases by sex

  Percentage of cases
Female 50%
Male 48%
Unknown 2%

Cases by ethnic background

For the 7 days to 5 November 2020.

Ethnic background Percentage of Wirral cases
White British 82%
Black and minority ethnic or mixed heritage 8%
Unknown 10%

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More COVID-19 statistics

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