Bolton is still seeing some of the highest rates of covid-19 infections – despite a drop in the number of new cases.

New data from Public Health England shows which local authorities have reported the highest number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton has the 19th highest rate of infection at 17.2, with neighbouring Bury ranking 149th on the list, Wigan 150th, and Salford at 29th.

Nearby Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle have been hit even harder, ranked as the second and third worst hit areas, falling behind Leicester which is still in local lockdown.

Although many infection rates have risen in the latest figures, Bolton has actually seen a slight dip in new cases, falling from 17.9 cases per 100,000 people, to 17.2 – representing two fewer cases.

Pendle's rate of infection soared to 76.6 after a jump of new cases recorded on July 6 and 7, although no similar spike has been seen since.

Blackburn with Darwen saw 70 new cases in the latest figures, up from 47 new cases in the week before.

The list is based on latest Public Health England figures from yesterday, and looks at data from July 3 to July 11.

Data from Sunday to today has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.