WARRINGTON has seen 42 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the latest daily figures.

Public Health England figures show that 42 new cases have been confirmed in the town for the 24 hours up to 9am on Friday, September 18.

The health body includes in the statistics Pillar two tests – those carried out in the wider community – alongside Pillar one tests, which are analysed in NHS Hospitals or PHE laboratories.

These latest figures have yet to be included in the borough's weekly rate of new infections.

In the seven days to September 14, there were 211 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Warrington with the town’s rate of new cases at 100.5 per 100,000 people for that period.

On Friday, it was confirmed that the borough has been placed be under new restrictions in a bid to halt rising rates.

Businesses operating in the hospitality sector will be required to shut between 10pm and 5am, with table service only.

While Warrington Borough Council had previously warned residents not to visit other people’s homes earlier in the week, this will now be imposed by regulation.

The measures will come into place on Tuesday, September 22.

The latest figures mean that 1,861 people in Warrington have been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. 

The total rate of infection since the start of the outbreak now stands at 886 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 592.

Cumulative counts include asympotmatic cases, patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.