THE infection rate in Bolton is approaching 200, the latest statistics show.

The rate in Bolton is just under 200 cases per 100,000 people, with 196.1 cases.

The figure is a rise on yesterday's total of 189.9.

The statistics measure the number of cases per 100,000 people up until the week ending September 12.

564 cases were recorded in the latest week available of September 6-12.

There have now been a confirmed total of 3,383 cases in Bolton with 326 coronavirus related deaths.