GREATER Manchester has seen over 600 confirmed cases of coronavirus since last Friday – and 37 of them have been in Bolton.

Data from Public Health England showed that 645 new cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the borough since Friday, July 24.

The figures, which only include those who tested positive up until 9am yesterday morning, also revealed which areas of the borough had been hardest hit.

Bolton, Bury, Tameside, and Wigan have seen the lowest infection rate, with each town reporting fewer than 17 cases per 100,000 residents.

Bolton reported 37 new cases, whilst Bury saw 29 new infections.

Tameside had 38 residents test positive for the virus, with 22 new cases recorded in Wigan.

Oldham reported the highest infection rate, with 49.2 new cases per 100,000 people.

Since last Friday, 116 new cases had been confirmed in the nearby town.

Trafford also reported a high infection rate, with 34.3 new cases per 100,000 residents after 81 people tested positive.

Manchester saw the highest number of new cases, at 151, but it's large population means that only 27.6 new cases were reported per 100,000 people.

Stockport, Salford, and Rochdale all fell in the middle.

Rochdale, which previously had local lockdown measures introduced to prevent the spread of the virus, reported 53 new cases, almost half the number of new infections than it had seen the week before.

Salford and Stockport both saw 20 new cases per 100,000 residents, with 52 people testing positive in Salford, and 56 in Stockport.

From midnight, people across Greater Manchester were subject to new restrictions, preventing them from meeting with another household inside.