OVER 100 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across Bolton.

This afternoon, government statistics confirmed 106 residents had tested positive for covid-19.

Over the four day Bank Holiday weekend, from Christmas Day to Monday, December 28, just 135 new cases were confirmed across the borough – with figures likely to be so low due to the holiday season.

So far, 16, 974 people in Bolton have tested positive for covid-19, with infections most prominent in the over 85s, those 45 to 54, and the 25 to 39-year-olds – with each age group reporting an infection rate of over 200 in the week up to December 24.

The week earlier saw an even bleaker picture for those over the age of 90, with an infection rate of 537.1 per 100,000 people.

People aged between 30 and 34, and those aged 85 to 89 also reported infection rates above 200 in the week up to December 17.

The infection rate for all cases increased during that week, from 150.6 new cases per 100,000 people on December 17, to 162.1 on Christmas Eve.

No new deaths at the Royal Bolton Hospital have been linked to coronavirus.