MORE than 300 people tested positive for coronavirus in Cheshire in the space of one week, as the number of new cases rises.

In the seven days leading up to May 29 - the most recent period available at the time of writing - 301 cases were recorded.

This includes 107 in Cheshire West and Chester and 194 in Cheshire East.

This has risen drastically from 75 new cases across Cheshire in the week leading up to May 22, with 17 in Cheshire West and Chester, and 58 in Cheshire East.

Meanwhile, more than 784,000 people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Cheshire, according to the latest data.

Across the Cheshire CCG area, an accumulative total of 784,900 jabs have been given out – including both first and second doses.

This is up from 747,206 the week before.

The data, which was released by NHS England on Thursday, also shows the percentage of people in each age group who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Of the data available, this includes:

30-34: 49.1 per cent

35-39: 73.5 per cent

40-44: 88.8 per cent

45-49: 85.1 per cent

50-54: 93.2 per cent

55-59: 99.9 per cent

60-64: 100 per cent

65-69: 95.5 per cent

70-74: 98.9 per cent

75-79: 100 per cent

80+: 97.6 per cent