THE coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is currently at 380 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week of data available.

The rolling seven day statistics cover January 3 to January 9.

There were 1,094 cases in that week, up 285 from the seven days prior to that.

There have now been a total of 19,167 confirmed coronavirus cases in Bolton.

Nearby Bury has an infection rate of 467, with 892 cases in the latest week.

Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, Manchester had the highest rate with 483, while Tameside had the lowest with 370.

The rates for the other boroughs of Greater Manchester are as follows: Oldham (376), Stockport (408), Rochdale (428), Trafford (454), Wigan (459) and Salford (467).

The Government announced that a further 1,564 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday – the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began.

The previous highest daily toll was on Friday, when 1,325 were reported to have died. The newly reported deaths brings the UK total to 84,767.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 47,525 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,211,576.