No new coronavirus deaths were reported at the Royal Bolton Hospital in the latest round of figures with cases continuing to fall.

This coincided with the news that over 50 per cent of Bolton residents are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

NHS data shows 119,134 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 53 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

This included 6,213 people aged between 16 to 29 having received both doses.

Over 79 per cent of over 16s have had at least one jab in the borough.

Bromley Cross with Bradshaw and Dunscar with Egerton had the highest vaccine uptake in the borough with 91.6 and 91.2 per cent of residents in these areas having been given their first their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine respectively.

Central Bolton (66.1 per cent) and Burnden with Great Lever (68 per cent) have had the lowest vaccine uptake in the borough.

In the seven days to June 6, Bolton recorded 893 new positive cases of coronavirus, equalling an infection rate of 310.6 new cases per 100,000 residents, according to Public Health England.

This is a sharp decline from just a few weeks ago, in the seven days to May 22, where Bolton was recording an infection rate of 450.7 new cases per 100,000 residents.

This means Bolton no longer has the highest infection rate in the country with Blackburn with Darwen (583.2) and Rossendale (323.2) now recording a higher rate.

A total of 657 people have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Bolton Hospital with the last patient dying on June 7.