NEW data shows which neighbourhoods have seen the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths.

An interactive map published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows how many people in each area of Bolton have died after contracting coronavirus.

The statistics cover 289 deaths from March 1 to May 31, and show that 30 per cent of all deaths recorded in that three-month period were connected to covid-19.

Breaking down England and Wales into more than 7,000 neighbourhoods, each with roughly 5,000-7,000 residents, the map explores which areas have seen the highest coronavirus-related deaths.

Farnworth North has been hit the hardest by the pandemic so far, with 22 deaths connected to the virus.

Lever Edge has seen 14 virus-related deaths, with Horwich East and Breightmet North seeing 13 deaths each.

The data has also been broken down by month, showing which areas saw coronavirus-related deaths in March, April, and May.

Westhoughton West, Astley Bridge and Waters Meeting, Smithills, Horwich North, Highfield and New Bury, Breightmet South and Darcy Lever, and Rumworth South saw the first eight of the borough's deaths connected to the virus in March.

The ONS figures show that poorer areas have been the worst hit by the pandemic, with people in the most deprived areas of England more than twice as likely to die of covid-19 as those in the least deprived areas.

Use the interactive map to explore the latest data.