No new deaths at Royal Bolton Hospital have been linked to coronavirus.

Figures published by NHS England this afternoon showed no patients had died after contracting covid-19.

The borough’s hospital has now seen 217 deaths linked to coronavirus, with 320 deaths in the borough connected to the deadly virus.

Over 280,000 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed across the nation, with 1,023 people in the borough testing positive for the virus as of 9am on Thursday morning.

The update comes as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures on how many people they believe were infected with covid-19 across England at the same time.

It said: “At any given time between May 17 and May 30, we estimated that an average of 0.10% of the community population had Covid-19.

“This equates to an average of 53,000 people in England.

“Modelling of the trend over time shows evidence that the number of people in England testing positive has decreased in recent weeks.

“There were an estimated 39,000 new Covid-19 infections per week in England between April 26 and May 30, equating to an incidence rate per week of 0.07 new cases per 100 people.”