THERE has been another rise in positive cases of coronavirus in Runcorn and Widnes.

According to latest figures, 61 people have tested positive.

That is a rise of 10 on the previous 24 hours.

The Government confirmed the worst 24-hour death toll yet with 708 deaths taking the UK total to 3,735.

Many more people are likely to have coronavirus on Halton but are self-isolating.