ONLY one area of Bolton has not recorded any new cases of coronavirus. 

Horwich North is now the only part of the town that can claim to be virus free after cases were confirmed in the other 34 neighbourhoods. 

On Tuesday, Westhoughton East, and Bromley Cross and Bradshaw were also not reporting any new infections, but today's figures confirmed covid-19 infections in both areas.

The figures were released by Public Health England, and detail confirmed cases of covid-19 for people tested between August 30 and September 5 by Middle Super Output Area, geographical areas of around 7,200 people.

Latest data has now revealed 34 of Bolton's 35 areas have reported three or more infections of the virus during that time.

In the week up to August 20, most of Farnworth, Horwich, and Westhoughton appeared without new cases, with Little Lever’s six new infections securing the area as the borough’s hotspot for transmission.

The week after, ending August 27, just 16 of the areas had reported infections, with Rumworth North and Breightmet South and Darcy Lever topping the table with eight new infections.

Now, Little Lever has taken back the top spot, after the neighbourhood reported 23 new infections in a single week.

Breightmet South and Darcy Lever reported the second highest new cases, with 20 positive tests, whilst Astley Bridge and Waters Meeting saw 19 new cases.

Tonge saw 18 residents test positive, whilst 17 people in Rumworth South contracted the virus, along with 16 people in Harwood.

Although no cases were reported for Horwich North, there may still have been infections in the area during that time period that haven't been reported.

No data was available for the area, which means that it could have reported zero, one, or two new cases of covid-19.

At the other end of the scale, Westhoughton East reported just three new cases during this time, whilst Horwich East, Horwich South and Middlebrook, and Bromley Cross and Bradshaw all recorded four positive results.