CORONAVIRUS cases have been falling across Bolton over the last month – but recently new infections have started to grow in seven of the borough's neighbourhoods.

New figures reveal the number of cases reported across Bolton has fallen significantly, with just 545 new infections recorded between November 25 and December 1.

The week before, 788 new cases were reported, with just three areas – Smithills, Daubhill and Fernhill Gate, and Westhoughton East seeing infection rates rise.

Seven different areas have now seen cases rise, including Harwood, Breightmet North, and Horwich East.

Doffcocker and Moss Bank, Blackrod and Butterwick Fields, Over Hulton, and Bromley Cross and Bradshaw have also seen bumps in the number of new cases.

Three areas – Gilnow and Victory, Breightmet South and Darcy Lever, and Central Bolton have not seen the number of infections change.

Gilnow and Victory saw the most new cases, at 31, with Daubhill and Fernhill Gate, and Lever Edge recorded the second highest number, 24.

Farnworth North reported the fewest cases in this time, with just three new infections.

The data has been extracted from a map, which uses figures from Public Health England to detail each confirmed case of coronavirus by Middle Super Output Area, sections of around 7,200 people.

All 35 of Bolton’s neighbourhoods have now reported three or more infections of the virus every week for over a month and a half.