RESIDENTS aged between 30 and 59 accounted for more than half of St Helens' coronavirus cases in the council's latest weekly breakdown of figures.

The local authority's latest COVID-tracker analyses positive cases between the dates November 10 and November 16.

During this period there were 470 positive tests working out at a rate of 260.3 per 100,000 people.

This rate does not include more recent days' data. St Helens was reported to have a rate of 230.9 per 100,000 for up to November 19 in Monday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases for every local authority area in England.

In the council's figures, by date of specimen, Friday, November 13 saw the highest number of cases during the week with 86, with Sunday, November 15 the lowest at 47.

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Haydock was the ward with the highest number of cases for the period (November 10 to 16), with 45, and it has the highest rate in the borough at 389.9.

Meanwhile, Newton ward had the second highest number of cases with 43 at a rate of 344.9.

Blackbrook ward had the third highest rate at 332.2 per 100,000.

Thatto Heath, Parr, Sutton, Blackbrook and Earlestown wards each recorded more than 30 positive tests for COVID -19 in the period.

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Rainford accounted for the least number of coronavirus cases with 15 at a rate of 194.7 per 100,000.

Meanwhile, Rainhill had the lowest rate of infection in the figures with 164.4 per 100,000, recording 18 cases.

In terms of age the 30 to 44-year-olds group accounted for the most cases at 135, followed by 45 to 59-year-olds which saw 121.

The 18 to 29-year-olds category accounted for 73, with children (0 to 17) making up 70.

The 60 to 79-year-olds group saw 58 positive tests and the 80-plus age group had 13 cases.

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Out of the 470 cases recorded in the week, 244 were among females (51.91 per cent) and 225 males (47.87 per cent) with one gender unknown.