The seven-day Covid infection rate in Cheshire West is more than triple what it was during the peak in January 2021.

The more transmissable Omicron variant has seen tens of thousands of new cases reported across the UK daily.

In Cheshire West, there were 577 new cases recorded in the latest 24 hour period, between 4pm on January 12 and 4pm today.

This takes the borough's total since the start of the pandemic to 80,886.

It also means there have been 6,630 new cases in the last week, taking the borough's seven-day rate to 1,928.3 per 100,000 of the population.

During the peak last January, the borough's rate was 624 per 100,000 people.

In neighbouring Cheshire East, there were 673 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, taking the borough's total to 86,159.

This means there were 7,123 new cases in Cheshire East in the last seven days, giving a rate of 1,842.2 per 100,000.

Nationally, there were 109,133 new cases recorded across the UK.