THIS is the number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Cheshire in the space of one week.

Official data showed that in the seven days leading up to March 31 - the most recent period available - a total of 248 residents tested positive across Cheshire East, and Cheshire West and Cheshire.

This includes 127 new cases in Cheshire East - a rate of 33.1 per 100,000 residents.

In Cheshire West and Cheshire, 121 new cases where recorded - or a rate of 35.3 per 100,000.

The rates per 100,000 resident population give a fairer comparison of the number of cases in each area, but they do not take account of the different rates of testing or differences in the age and gender of the populations.

Data for the most recent dates is not shown as it is incomplete.

Across the UK, 29,364 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the same period.

This equals a rate of 44 per 100,000 residents.