A CHESTER ward recorded over twice as many coronavirus infections in a week than any other ward in Cheshire west.

The latest data available from Cheshire West and Chester Council's Covid-19 dashboard online showed Upton had recorded 88 new positive cases between November 13-19.

The infection rate is calculated by getting the number of positive Covid cases recorded in each ward between November 13-19 and adjusting for each ward's population size.

Upton's infection rate of 905.91, therefore, meant in that seven-day period, 0.9% of people in Upton tested positive for Covid.

The two wards with the next highest number of cases were Blacon and Chester City & The Garden Quarter, which recorded 41 new cases each.

Whitby Park, with 617.78 (31 cases) per 100,000 people, remains the Ellesmere Port council ward with the highest infection rate, and second overall.

Tarporley (infection rate 475.4, 23 new positive cases November 13-19) is the third highest Cheshire west ward, with Farndon (infection rate 354.53, 16 new cases) fourth, and Westminster in Ellesmere Port (332.74, 15 cases) fifth.

Saughall and Mollington (331.19, 17 cases) is sixth, Gowy Rural (323.59, 30 cases) is seventh, Blacon (299.36, 41 cases) is eighth, Central and Grange (291.01, 32 cases) is ninth and Wolverham (271, 15 cases) is 10th.

The five lowest infection rates in the borough are Willaston and Thornton (60.77, three cases), Rudheath (91.52, five cases), Parkgate (101.9, five cases), Tattenhall (103.28, five cases) and Neston (105.8, six cases).

Overall, Cheshire west's infection rate is 232.3, and during the lockdown has been falling for the past eight days.