THE coronavirus infection rate in Cheshire West and Chester is continuining to rise. 

Today's seven-day rolling rate of new cases of Covid-19 for each local authority in England shows that there have been 98 new cases. 

That number translates into an infection rate of 28.6 per 100,000 people. 

The figures, for the seven days to September 12, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Data for the most recent three days (September 13 to 15) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Over the previous seven days leading up to September 12, there were 65 new cases, which was a rate if 18.9 per 100,000 people. 

Neighbouring local authority Cheshire East is n ot experiencing the same increase. 

In the seven days leading up to September 12, there were 90 new cases, which is a rate of 23.4 per 100,000. 

The previous seven days saw 91 new cases - a rate of 23.7 per 100,000.