TWO more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the borough.

Government figures confirmed that as of 9am yesterday morning, the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Bolton had risen further, up to 1,924.

So far this week, 22 new cases have been confirmed across the borough.

Since the pandemic began, Bolton has reported a higher than average number of cases, with the 16th highest infection rate across all 315 local authorities.

With 673.2 cases per 100,000 people, the borough fares worse than neighbouring Wigan, with 659.3, but better than other Greater Manchester boroughs of Bury (688.0)Tameside (689.2), Rochdale (806.8), and Oldham (822.5).

No new deaths from coronavirus have been reported at Royal Bolton Hospital for two weeks, with the last patient death connected with the virus happening on July 9.

Currently, death statistics from Public Health England have been paused for an investigation into the statistical method used to collect the data.

So far, 226 deaths at the borough's hospital have been connected to the virus, but this may be changed when the investigation is complete.