THE amount of positive coronavirus cases recorded in Halton in the space of a week continues to fall according to the latest figures.

Data from Public Health England on the rolling seven-day rate of positive Covid-19 tests showed 318 new cases for the period leading up to November 6.

This represents 245.7 cases per 100,000 residents, which is the 110th highest rate of any local authority area in the country at present.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to October 30 there were 370 new cases, representing 285.9 cases per 100,000 residents.

Oldham continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,698 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 6 - the equivalent of 716.1 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down slightly from 737.2 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 30.

Hull has the second highest rate and the biggest week-on-week jump for any area in England.

Blackburn with Darwen is in third place.

The data from Public Health England for the most recent three days, November 7-10, has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.