Cheshire West's weekly COVID-19 infection rate continues to rise steadily
25 September 2020In the seven days to 19 September, there were 136 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cheshire West. This compares to 106 cases in west Cheshire in the previous week (6 to 12 September).
The number of positive test results in each local authority is updated regularly and our data can be viewed at:
Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester Ian Ashworth said: “The new restrictions the Government has placed on our businesses are designed to ensure people continue to social distance in public places, while also allowing businesses to stay open and continue to trade in some capacity.
“It is a difficult balance to strike between protecting people’s health by stopping the spread of the virus and protecting the local economy and jobs, which is also important for people’s mental health and financial wellbeing.
“These restrictions are just one way of tackling the virus and we advise residents that the choices they make in their daily lives and in their households have an equally important impact on the spread of the virus.
“Everyone will help reduce the infection rate if they observe the rule of six at home, wear face coverings in public, wash hands, socially distance and get tested if they have symptoms.”
Many residents have been downloading the new NHS COVID-19 app since it launched yesterday. It will inform you if you have been in contact with someone who later goes on to test positive for the virus. You can download it now to your smartphone from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Further information about the app on the NHS COVID-19 app website.
Those who have downloaded the app have begun using its ‘check in’ function when visiting public venues by scanning the official COVID-19 QR posters which are on display, to support the NHS Test and Trace Service. It is a legal requirement for many venues to display the QR poster on their premises. Information for businesses , including on how they can register and create a COVID-19 QR poster for their building can be found here:
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get a test by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus so contact tracing can then help prevent the spread of the virus.
If you have symptoms and have been tested, play your part to protect your community by self-isolating for 10 days or 14 days if alerted to do so by a contact tracer.