THERE has been a large fall in the number of new coronavirus cases in Warrington.

Positive cases in the town fell to 685 in the past week.

That is compared to 755 in the previous week.

It means an average of 327 per 100,000 people have the virus.

Of the 312 local areas in England, 199 (64%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and 113 (36%) have seen a fall.

Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly continue to have the highest rate, with 4,705 new cases in the seven days to August 23, the equivalent of 817.5 per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 433.5 in the seven days to August 16.

West Devon has the second highest rate, up from 358.0 to 696.5, with 391 new cases.
Sedgemoor in Somerset has the third highest rate, up slightly from 652.1 to 688.6, with 850 new cases.