Cheshire West's COVID-19 infection rate doubles

9 October 2020

In the seven days to 6 October, there were 555 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cheshire West.  
Positive cases have more than doubled in recent weeks and the latest figures compares to 214 cases in west Cheshire between 20 to 26 September. 
The current infection rate on 6 October is 163 cases per 100,000 of population, according to Public Health England.

The number of positive test results in each local authority area is updated regularly and our data can be viewed at: Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council Louise Gittins said: “The borough’s rate of positive cases per 100,000 people has more than doubled over recent weeks - many of which have been caused by families and friends mixing between households.  

“This is not a trend that is unique to our borough, but it’s vital that we continue to do everything we can to protect our communities and limit the spread of the virus.

“People can have the virus without showing symptoms and pass it on to others without realising so it is important residents play their part to protect our community by continuing to social distance, wear face coverings and wash their hands.

“The Council will play our part by working closely with our neighbouring Councils and partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to ensure that support is in place for everyone who needs our help the most.  This will include enhanced support for our most vulnerable residents, people who are socially isolated, and the continued protection of residents in care homes.”  

How residents can play their part to reduce the infection rate:
  • Wash hands as often as you can
  • Cover your face when out and about
  • Keep two metres away from others 
  • Protect yourself! Put the NHS COVID-19 App on your phone
  • Got symptoms? Get a COVID-19 test - call 119 or visit
  • Tested positive? Stay home for a fortnight   
  • Avoid unnecessary travel to other areas and to North Wales which has lockdown restrictions
  • Report unsafe COVID-19 practices to 
Residents can find out the current number of cases for their own particular ward area on the Council's website.

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