THE number of new coronavirus cases being recorded in Warrington over a seven-day period is continuing to rise, latest data shows.

During the week up to October 10, which is the most recent period for which figures are available, 1192 infections were recorded in the town through lab-reported and rapid lateral flow testing.

This is the equivalent of 569.3 cases per every 100,000 residents, which is the 60th highest rate in England compared with all other local authority areas.

Moreover, this is a rise compared with the previous week up to October 4, when 898 cases were detected at an infection rate of 428.9.

Warrington is among 325 of 377 local areas in England that have seen a rise in case rates (86 per cent), while 51 have seen a fall (18 per cent) and one is unchanged.

The figures are now as high as early summer and approaching those of early this year.