The number of positive coronavirus cases is rising across the country.
In Cheshire, cases have drastically increased in a number of areas, leaving many people ill or requiring medical assistance, with the NHS under increasing pressure.
Updated figures have now revealed how Cheshire’s COVID-19 infection rate compares to its surrounding neighbours.
The data, from Public Health England (PHE), shows the infection rates for each area across the country by providing a seven-day rolling rate leading up to January 5, 2021.
The data shows the coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 people in any given area.
In the seven days leading up to January 5, Cheshire West and Chester had an infection rate of 586.6 per 100,000 people.
Meanwhile, Cheshire East had an infection rate of 482.1 per 100,000 people.
For comparison, Knowsley had the highest rate of infection out of the neighbouring areas we looked at, with an infection rate of 1,215 per 100,000, although Halton followed closely behind.
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington had infection rates that placed them in the middle of the list of all the counties we looked at.
Liverpool was high up the list, sitting just behind Halton, with an infection rate of 934.5 per 100,000 people.
Derbyshire had the lowest infection rate on our list, with 411.1 per 100,000.
Take a look at how Cheshire compares to its neighbours:
- Knowsley: 1,215 per 100,000 with 1,833 cases over seven days
- Halton: 1,186 per 100,000 with 1,535 cases over seven days
- Liverpool: 934.5 per 100,000 with 4,654 cases over seven days
- Sefton: 931.9 per 100,000 with 2,576 cases over seven days
- Wrexham: 897.3 per 100,000 with 1,220 cases over seven days
- Warrington: 791.9 per 100,000 with 1,663 cases over seven days
- Flintshire: 754.6 per 100,000 with 1,178 cases over seven days
- Cheshire West and Chester: 586.8 per 100,000 with 2,013 cases over seven days
- Staffordshire: 529.2 per 100,000 with 4,655 cases over seven days
- Cheshire East: 482.1 per 100,000 with 1,852 cases over seven days
- Trafford: 455.9 per 100,000 with 1,082 cases over seven days
- Manchester: 439.9 per 100,000 with 2,432 cases over seven days
- Shropshire: 434.5 per 100,000 with 1,404 cases over seven days
- Stockport: 429.8 per 100,000 with 1,261 cases over seven days
- Derbyshire: 411.1 per 100,000 with 3,300 cases over seven days