St Helens and Knowsley are leading Merseyside boroughs in terms of coronavirus cases.

Latest data released by the government shows that St Helens is currently the borough in our region with the most cases, closely followed by Knowsley.

St Helens is in 14th position of all major council areas with 1,192 Covid-19 cases and a case rate of 662.0.

Knowsley is just behind it in 15th position nationally, wth 988 positive cases and a case rate of 660.6.

They are by some way Merseyside's two highest rated boroughs for infections.

However, the numbers in St Helens and Knowsley are a way off Leicester, which is top of the list with 3,887 cases and a case rate of 1,094.3.

Leicester's surge in cases has seen the city placed back into full lockdown for at least a fortnight.

Elsewhere in Merseyside, Wirral is next on the list in 27th position of major council areas.

The Peninsular has 2,019 cases, which is a larger number than Knowsley or St Helens but because of its larger population it creates a smaller case rate of 624.6.

Sefton is currently in 35th position with 1,504 cases and a rate of 546.1.

Two positions below Sefton is the Halton Council area, which has 685 live cases and a case rate of 533.4.

And Liverpool, which has suffered so badly with Covid-19 deaths, is now the lowest placed part of Merseyside in terms of live cases.

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The city council area has 2,443 current positive cases, according to the government's latest data - at number 48.

The city has a much larger population than some of its surrounding areas, so this translates as a case rate of 493.7.

Of all the region's across the country, the North West currently has the highest case rate, with 42, 757 creating a case rate of 586.3.