The latest figures published by Public Health England show that Wirral’s COVID-19 infection rate fallen again, whilst a record 33,470 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK government’s latest daily figure.
It is the highest daily figure since mass testing began and brings the total number of cases throughout the UK to more than 1.29 million.
Locally, n the seven days to November 6th, Wirral had 654 positive test cases – an infection rate of 201.8 per 100,000 people, down from 245.7 for the previous week. It is also lower than the national average rate of 245.2.
Most areas of Wirral show a drop in cases. However, Moreton West & Saughall Massie (276.9), Birkenhead & Tranmere (209.5), Hoylake & Meols (142.6), and Heswall (145.2) have all seen increases in the infection rate on the previous week.
A total of 15 areas in Wirral saw their rates drop, whilst three remain the same, and four have shown increases in the infection rate.
Whilst it is still too early to record what the benefits of the national lockdown 2.0 are, all six boroughs that make up the Liverpool City Region have seen their weekly infection rates reduced. It is possible to see results in the reduction of the infection rate, potentially due to the local Tier 3 measures.