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The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Wirral is now extremely high again and the virus remains a serious threat. There is community transmission (e.g. between family members), with new positive COVID-19 cases being seen each day across Wirral and in nearly all age groups.

The current level is 824 cases per week (in the 7 days to 17/09/2021), the most recent day for which figures are complete.

The latest weekly rate of COVID-19 in Wirral is 254.1 per 100,000 population while the latest positivity rate is 6.0% (percentage of positive tests of all PCR tests carried out in the last 7 days).

By age band, the proportion of cases in the 7-days to 17/09/2021 were as follows: 0-19 (37.0%), 20-39 (21.6%), 40-59 (23.5%) and those aged over 60 (17.9%).

Cases were higher in females at 53.8% compared to males at 45.6%, 0.6% were unknown in the 7-days 17/09/2021.

The ethnicity of confirmed cases (in the 7-days to 17/09/2021) was 83.0% of cases of White British ethnicity, 5.6% from a BAME and/or mixed heritage backgrounds and 11.4% unknown. 

As of 22/09/2021, 83.9% of the eligible population have had 1 dose, 78.4% have had 2 doses.

Weekly ONS data (published on 21/09/2021) showed 71 registered deaths in Wirral, with 7 of those due to COVID-19, in the latest 7-day period. Total deaths from COVID-19 in Wirral is 1,013.

Ward

Cases w-e 17/09/2021

Claughton

57

Eastham

57

Upton

51

Bromborough

44

Prenton

44

Wallasey

43

Rock Ferry

42

Moreton West and Saughall Massie

41

New Brighton

41

Birkenhead and Tranmere

40

Hoylake and Meols

39

Liscard

36

Seacombe

35

Bidston and St. James

34

Leasowe and Moreton East

32

West Kirby and Thurstaston

32

Pensby and Thingwall

28

Bebington

26

Oxton

26

Clatterbridge

25

Greasby, Frankby and Irby

25

Heswall

20