THE BOLTON areas of Lostock and Ladybridge, Rumworth South and Gilnow have seen the greatest number of people testing positive for coronavirus over the latest seven day period.

Figures produced by Public Health England reveal that the three districts have each recorded seven cases of the virus over the week.

The chart below shows the number of cases reported recently of people living in each area.

However, data had been suppressed in districts where only one or two cases have been recorded and so there may be some people who have tested positive but the chart appears to show there have been non in their area.

The statistics are updated daily by Public Health England, which has divided the borough, as well as other parts of the country, into areas with an average population of 7,200 each.

Therefore the districts listed above do not follow the current local authority ward boundaries.

The charts relate to the latest seven days for which complete data is available for the number of Covid-19 cases which have been confirmed by positive lab tests.

These are the result of Pillar One and Pillar Two testing.

Pillar One includes all tests in Public Health England labs and NHS hospitals, which is used for all those with a “clinical need”, such as people admitted to hospital, and health and care workers.

Pillar Two testing is swab testing for the wider population, such as the test sites and postal tests.