Here are the latest coronavirus figures for local authority areas in Cheshire.
As of today, Cheshire West and Chester has recorded 60.9 cases per 100,000 population – up from 39.9 a week ago.
Cheshire East ‘s latest figures show a rate of 51.0 per 100,000, up from 32 a week ago.
And in Warrington, the rate is now 178.1, up from 116.2 a week ago.
The latest figures follow Cheshire leaders calling for the government to bring in restrictions that would limit people from different households mixing.
They also want travel restrictions brought in to stop people crossing between boroughs.
Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East are aiming to work together to avoid residents from one borough crossing into another where rules are looser.
At a meeting of the council’s Covid-19 Outbreak Board, Cheshire West and Chester Leader Cllr Gittins said: “We would rather do something sooner than later.
“We need to work with Cheshire East, and we should look to restrict movement between households.
“We need to do this for the greater good, we need to protect the vulnerable. We will work closely with Cheshire East to talk to the government about the possibility of extra restrictions around households mixing with each other.”
Here are the latest figures for coronavirus hospital deaths in Cheshire:
- Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust – 227
- East Cheshire NHS Trust – 146
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust – 214
- Warrington and Halton NHS Trust – 143
The figures come as Warrington enters it second week in local lockdown, after restrictions in the town were tightened on Tuesday, September 22.
The Prime Minister addressed the nation on Tuesday September 22 to update on the latest Government guidance. He said restrictions were likely to remain in place for the next six months.
- When meeting with people you don’t live with, you can socialise in groups of up to six, which is the current legal limit.
- The six person limit applies both indoors and outdoors, and includes indoor sports. Outdoor sports can include more participants but only where the event is organised. Plans to allow fans to return to sporting events have been put on hold.
- The Government states people should continue to maintain social distancing with anyone they do not live with.
- The Government also advises against sharing a vehicle with those outside your household or social bubble, but there are no current restrictions on how far people can travel.
- Customers in private hire vehicles and taxis, as well as staff working on public transport and taxi drivers, must wear face coverings.
- Office workers who can work effectively from home are being advised to do so over the winter.
- People who are already exempt from the existing face covering obligations, such as because of an underlying health condition, will continue to be exempt from these new obligations.
- Pubs, bars and restaurants are no longer allowed to open beyond 10pm and are restricted to table service only, apart from takeaways. This also includes social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. This will include takeaways but delivery services can continue after 10pm.
- Businesses must take customers’ contact details so they can be traced if there is an outbreak. They can be fined up to £10,000 if they take reservations of more than six, do not enforce social distancing, or do not take customers’ contact details.
- Face masks are now mandatory for bar staff and non seated customers, shops workers and waiting staff. You can be fined £200 for not wearing a mask or complying with restrictions.
As of Monday, September 28
- A maximum of 15 people, including the married couple, are allowed to attend weddings
- A maximum of six people, including the baby, can attend christenings
- Funerals are exempt from the new restrictions, with up to 30 people allowed to attend
- People who fail to self-isolate when ordered to face fines of up to £10,000
- Businesses who break COVID-19 restrictions face fines of up to £10,000
- Leisure, entertainment and tourism businesses such as casinos and bingo halls are also subject to a 10pm curfew, although theatres and cinemas are exempt if their performances run past 10pm
Latest national picture
The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 7,143 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK – the highest daily figure recorded since the outbreak began.
Experts have previously warned that describing the daily figure as a record could be “misleading” as it is not clear how many people were actually infected during the height of the first wave due to a lack of community testing at the time.
The Government also said a further 71 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday.
This brings the UK total to 42,072.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been nearly 57,900 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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