THE number of people in Widnes and Runcorn to test positive for coronavirus has topped 50.

According to latest figures released by the Government today, Friday, 51 people in Halton had tested positive.

Many more are likely to have the virus but are self-isolating.

Halton is one of the lowest affected boroughs in the country.

As of 9am today, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 tested positive. As of 5pm on yesterday, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 3,605 have sadly died. 

That is up from 2,921 the previous day