CHESTER City and the Garden Quarter, Blacon and Tarporley are now currently among the ten Cheshire West and Chester Council wards with the highest coronavirus infection rate.

Last week Ellesmere Port had six wards in the top ten but that has since reduced to two, according to the latest data available from the council's Covid-19 dashboard online.

The infection rate is calculated by getting the number of positive Covid cases recorded in each ward between November 8-13 and adjusting for each ward's population size.

Whitby Park, with 637.70 (32 cases) per 100,000 people, remains the ward with the highest infection rate in the borough. Last week the rate was 617.78 for the previous seven-day period.

Winsford Dene is second followed by Whitby Groves which moves up one place with an infection rate of 500.12 (21 cases) per 100,000, up from 381.04.

In fourth is Blacon with 474.59 (65 cases) ahead of Tarporley in fifth with 413.39 (20 cases) and Chester City and the Garden Quarter which is sixth with 396.15 (72 cases).

Winsford Wharton is seventh followed by Saughall & Mollington in eighth with 370.15 (19 cases), down from 409.12, and Northwich Witton in ninth.

Upton is in tenth spot again with 329.42 (32 cases) per 100,000 people, up from 298.54 in the previous seven-day period.

The council ward with the lowest rate of infection is currently Lache with 103.18 (six cases).

Also among the ten wards with the lowest rates are Little Neston (149.57, seven cases), Tattenhall (165.26, eight cases), Malpas (174.03, eight cases), Neston (176.34, ten cases), and Westminster (177.46, eight cases).

  • Note: The data on the council dashboard is updated every weekday.