BOLTON'S coronavirus infection rate is below 300 and continues to fall, according to the latest figures.

The figures, for the seven days to November 23, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

There were 277.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week to November 23, with 799 new confirmed infection.

This is a fall from the previous week's infection rate of 412.5, with 1186 confirmed cases.

There have been nearly 15,000 cases of coronavirus in Bolton.

At 340.8, Oldham has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Data for the most recent four days (November 24-27) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

A majority of areas in England (298 out of 315) have seen a fall in case rates.

Swale in Kent continues to have the highest rate in England, with 841 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 23 – the equivalent of 560.4 cases per 100,000 people.