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Nearly 700 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Liverpool in the seven days to 17 September, according to new data from Public Health England.
A total of 688 cases were recorded – the equivalent of 138.1 cases per 100,000 people, up from 96.4 per 100,000 in the previous week.
It means Liverpool now has the fifth highest weekly rate in England.
The four areas with higher rates are Bolton (187.8 per 100,000 people, down from 213.2); Rossendale (159.5, up from 60.2); Hyndburn (156.7, up from 117.2); and Preston (148.1, up from 103.4).
Here’s a round-up of the latest developments and figures: