NEW figures show where each case of coronavirus had been recorded across the borough after a dramatic spike in cases saw the lifting of lockdown measures reversed.

Data released by Public Health England offers a snapshot of which areas have been hit the hardest by new infections, breaking down each confirmed case by Middle Super Output Area, geographical areas of around 7,200 people.

The figures, which are updated each day, show how the recent spike has hit each area across the borough, with over 100 new cases added to the data in the last few days.

As the statistics cover a seven day period, it's not always possible to identify when new cases were identified, a task made even harder by areas with one or two confirmed cases not showing any data.

At least eight people who live in Breightmet South and Darcy Lever tested positive for the virus on Friday, after the area's figures rose from eight confirmed cases, to 16.

Ten new cases were confirmed in residents of Central Bolton on Saturday, whilst Tonge saw at least six new residents testing positive on the same day.

On Sunday, a day when 68 new cases were confirmed across the borough, the rolling seven-day data added new cases to 15 of the geographical areas, including Westhoughton which has previously been case free.

The statistics for August 24 to August 30 show the area of Breightmet South and Darcy Lever had the most new cases in Bolton, with 20 residents testing positive for covid-19 – up from eight cases between August 21 and 27.

Tonge is hot on its heels with 16 new cases, up from six,

Hall I' th' Wood and Breightmet North have both reported 12 new cases, up from three and five respectively, whilst Central Bolton, Rumworth South, and Daubhill and Fernhill Gate all recorded ten new cases.

Springfield and Great Lever and Heaton and Deane both reported nine new cases, up from three and a number too low to be included.

Smithills and Highfield and New Bury have both seen eight new cases, whilst Farnworth North, and Lever Edge both reported seven new cases.

Rumworth North reported six new cases, whilst Eagley and Sharples, Gilnow and Victory, and Little Lever reported five.

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Kearsley and Stoneclough, Horwich South and Middlebrook, and Astley Bridge and Waters Meeting saw four residents test positive for the virus.

Four areas – Lostock and Ladybridge, Blackrod and Butterwick Fields, Harwood, and Westhoughton West – each saw three residents testing positive for the virus.

No figures were available for the remaining areas, which may mean that they reported zero, one, or two new cases of covid-19.