THESE are the latest coronavirus figures for the amount of positive cases recorded in Warrington in the space of a week.

The latest Public Health England data on the rolling seven-day rate of positive Covid-19 tests showed 869 new cases for the period leading up to October 24.

This represents 413.8 cases per 100,000 residents, which is the 35th highest rate of any local authority area in the country at present.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to October 17 there were 737 new cases, representing 350.9 cases per 100,000 residents.

Blackburn with Darwen continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,160 new cases recorded in the seven days to October 24 - the equivalent of 774.9 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up from 559.8 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 17.

Oldham has the second highest rate, followed by Rossendale.

Other areas recording big jumps in case rates include Doncaster, Wigan, South Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.

The data from Public Health England for the most recent three days, October 25-28, has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.