A FURTHER 111 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cheshire West and Chester in the latest one-day Government data.

It means the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the borough now stands at 4,751.

The weekly infection rate for Cheshire West and Chester, based on the seven days up to October 17, is 188.9 (648 cases) per 100,000 people.

Across the UK, there were 21,242 more cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the total number since the pandemic began to 810,467.

England has seen a one-day increase of 17,354 which has taken the overall figure to 687,327.

Meanwhile, the Countess of Chester Hospital did not record any further deaths of patients with coronavirus in the latest 24-hour period.

However, Warrington and Halton hospital trust recorded a total of six additional deaths.

The total number of patients with coronavirus who have died in Cheshire hospitals now stands at 770.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 234 deaths (the last on October 18), Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 219 deaths (the last on October 18); East Cheshire NHS Trust 151 (the last on October 19), and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 166 (the last on October 21).

Across England, a further 152 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 31,427.

Patients were aged between 36 and 97 years old. All except seven (aged between 61 and 95) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 3 September to 21 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 16 October.

Their families have been informed.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

East of England - 10

London - 9

Midlands - 29

North East & Yorkshire - 35

North West - 60    

South East - 7

South West - 2