HERE is the latest data from Public Health England on new coronavirus cases in Warrington.

Statistics showed that in the week before June 5, the most recent period for which figures are available, 128 positive Covid-19 tests were returned in the town.

This equates to 60.9 infection for every 100,000 residents, the 53rd highest case rate in the country.

By comparison, in the seven days before May 29 there were 42 new cases in the borough – or 20 per 100,000.

Warrington was one of 256 local authority areas in England which saw a rise in cases between these two days, while 56 experienced a fall and three were unchanged.

The top 10 hotspots nationally were again all located within the north west.

They were Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale, Bolton, Burnley, South Ribble, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Salford, Manchester and Preston.