THE number of new coronavirus cases recorded in Warrington has topped 100 in one week.

Figures from Public Health England showed that there were 116 positive Covid-19 tests returned in the town in the seven days leading up to June 4, the most recent period for which data is available.

This equates to 55.2 cases for every 100,000 residents, the 58th highest rate in the country.

By comparison, in the week before May 28 there were 34 transmissions reported within the borough – or 16.2 per 100,000.

Of the 315 local authority areas in England, 251 saw a rise in cases between these two dates while 59 experienced a fall and five were unchanged.

The 10 places with the highest case at present are all located within the north west.

In order, they are Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Rossendale, Burnley, Hyndburn, South Ribble, Ribble Valley, Salford, Manchester and Preston.