OFFICIAL figures show that 58 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Cheshire West and Chester over the past week.

Public Health England figures show that 1,145 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Monday morning (June 1) in Cheshire West and Chester, up from 1,141 the same time on Sunday.

A week before, there were 1,087 cases.

It means cases have increased by less than 0.5 per cent over the last 24 hours, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of one per cent.

They were among the 25,723 cases recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 86 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Across the UK, 276,332 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Monday, up from 274,762 at the same point on Sunday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show. As of 5pm on Sunday, 39,045 had died.