One area of the Liverpool City Region saw covid infections rise by more than a third.

According to the latest data from Public Health England, Sefton recorded 1,174 positive tests in the seven days ending September 23 - 308 more cases than the previous seven days.

This means the percentage change week on week increase was 36% in Sefton.

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Four other areas of the City Region recorded rises in the percentage change week on week figures. They were: Liverpool by 6%; Wirral by 22%; Halton by 17%; and St Helens by 5%.

Just Knowsley saw a fall in infections - the percentage change week on week drop was by 4%.

In the Liverpool City Region overall, positive tests rose because the percentage change week on week figure increased by 14%.

There were rises in the percentage change week on week figures in Warrington, West Lancashire, and Cheshire West and Chester.

England recorded a rise in positive tests in the week ending September 23. England had 182,678 coronavirus cases - that's 37,867 more cases than the week before.

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Liverpool

Liverpool's positive tests came to 1,597 cases in the week ending September 23, which is 94 more cases than in the previous week. This meant the week-on-week percentage change increased by 6%.

The latest infection rate was 319.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Halton

There were 476 positive tests over the last week, which is 70 more cases than in the previous week.

This means the week-on-week percentage change increased by 17% in the week ending September 23. The latest infection rate is 366.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Knowsley

There was a total of 529 cases in the week ending September 23, which is 20 fewer case than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 347.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases decreased by 4% week on week.

Wirral

There were 1,004 positive tests in the week ending September 23, which is 180 more cases than in the previous week.

Wirral's week-on-week percentage change increased by 22%. The latest infection rate was 309.6 cases per 100,000 people.

St Helens

There were 726 positive tests in the week ending September 23, which is 37 more cases than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate was 400.9 cases per 100,000 people. The week-on-week percentage change increased by 5%.

Sefton

There was a total of 1,174 cases in the week ending September 23, which is 308 more cases than in the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 425.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases increased by 36% week on week.

Liverpool City Region

There were 5,506 positive tests over in the week ending September 23, which is 669 more cases than in the previous week.

This means the week on week percentage change increased by 14%. The latest infection rate is 323.36 cases per 100,000 people.

West Lancs

West Lancashire recorded 387 coronavirus cases in the week ending September 23, which is 56 more cases than in the previous seven days.

This mean there was a week on week percentage increase of 17% in infections. The infection rate was 338.0 per 100,000 people.

Warrington

There were 613 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 23, which is six more cases than the previous week.

The week on week percentage figure increased by 1%. There was an infection rate of 292.75 per 100,000 people.

Cheshire West and Chester

There were 1,367 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 23, which is 109 more cases than the previous week.

The latest infection rate is 397.59 cases per 100,000 people, and there was a week on week percentage increase of 9% in cases.

England

In England in the week ending September 23, there was an infection rate of 323.04 per 100,000 people.

The nation recorded 182,678 coronavirus cases, which is 37,867 more cases than in the previous seven days.

There was a week on week percentage increase of 26% in cases.

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