A FURTHER 93 confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Cheshire West and Chester in the latest 24-hour reporting period, according to Government data.

As of 4.01pm today (October 14) the total number of cases for the borough since the start of the pandemic is 3,916.

In yesterday's Government update there were 109 additional cases confirmed.

The weekly infection rate for Cheshire West and Chester, up to October 11, stands at 189.7 (646 cases) per 100,000.

The borough was this week placed in 'tier two' of the Government's new lockdown restrictions for England, which came into force today.

Across the UK, there were 19,724 further cases of coronavirus recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the total number to 654,644 since the start of the pandemic.

England's 24-hour increase in cases was 16,132, taking its total to 556,528.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust recorded an additional death of a patient testing positive for coronavirus yesterday.

NHS England data released showed that the death sadly occurred on October 10.

The trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has now registered three deaths so far this month, having not previously recorded one since July.