RAINHILL was again found to have the highest number of cases in the borough as the council has released its latest breakdown of coronavirus statistics for St Helens.

The latest released figures show there were 774 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in St Helens between October 6 and October 12.

This works out at a rate of 428.6 per 100,000 people.

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By date of specimen, five successive days from October 6 to 10 had more than 100 cases. each dropping to 65 on October 11 and there were 93 on October 12.

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Geographically, Rainhill was still the ward with the highest number of cases during the seven-day period with 90, and the highest rate at 822.2 per 100,000.

Meanwhile, second highest was Sutton, which had 63 cases (530.3 per 100,000). Thatto Heath (458.7 per 100,000) and West Park (526.4) had 60 cases each.

Windle also had a rate of more than 500 per 100,000.

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Rainford had the lowest number of cases for the period with 20 (259.5 per 100,000) and Newton ward had 27 (216.6 per 100,000).

Billinge and Seneley Green had 33 cases (310.2 per 100,000).

By age group 30 to 44-year-olds accounted for 201 cases, with 45 to 59-year-olds 197 cases.

The 18 to 29 age bracket consisted of 164 cases.

Ages 60 to 79 had 121 cases and ages 80-plus accounted for 29 positive cases.

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By gender, out of the 774 cases there were 396 who were female (51.16 per cent) and 377 male (48.71 per cent), with one unknown.

Children (nought to 17) made up 62 cases during the week.

Figures and graphs courtesy of St Helens Borough Council