MORE than 200 cases of coronavirus were recorded in Cheshire West and Chester during the latest 24-hour reporting period, according to Government data.

It means the borough saw its highest daily increase in confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic for the second day running.

A further 228 positive cases were reported in yesterday's update which takes the total number for the area to 7,498.

The data relates to the number of people with at least one positive Covid-19 virus test result. If a person has had more than one positive test they are only counted as one case.

The infection rate for Cheshire West and Chester, in the seven days up to November 8, stands at Cheshire West and Chester 287.4 (986 cases) per 100,000 people, compared to 240.5 (825 cases) in the previous week-long period.

Meanwhile, yesterday's NHS England update revealed no further deaths of patients with coronavirus were recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

Mid Cheshire was the only county hospital trust to register an additional death, according to the data.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 861.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 247 deaths, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 233, East Cheshire NHS Trust 166, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 215.