HERE are the latest statistics on the number of coronavirus cases in Warrington.

In the week before September 9, the most recent period for which data is available, a total of 722 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the town.

This equates to 344.8 infections for every 100,000 residents, the 170th highest case rate in the UK at present.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to September 2 there were 690 transmissions detected in the borough – or 329.5 per 100,000.

Warrington was one of 199 local authority areas across the country which experienced a rise in cases between these two dates, while 175 saw a fall and three were unchanged.

West Dunbartonshire currently has the highest case rate in the UK with 1,065 per 100,000, while the highest in England is Corby with 736.5 per 100,000.

Blackpool is the north west’s hotspot meanwhile, with 591.1 per 100,000.

As of yesterday afternoon, Monday, Warrington Hospital had 17 coronavirus patients, including three in intensive care.

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 525.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,265 inpatients have been discharged from the Lovely Lane site after receiving treatment for the virus.