BOLTON'S coronavirus infection rate in Bolton has dropped slightly again, figures show.

Data released by the government reveal that the number of people per 100,000 in the borough who produced a positive Covid-19 test in the seven days up to June 15 was 269.2.

That is down marginally on the rate recorded on June 14, which was 274.0.

However, the most recently recorded rate is still more than three times the national average of 85.5.

A total of 774 cases were discovered in the town in the week up to June 15 and 76 cases have been found in the last 24 hours.

Across the UK, an extra 9,284 cases were identified in the last day.

A further six coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed.

Individual hospital trusts no longer release data at weekends to confirm if there has been a death linked to Covid-19 at their hospitals.

More than 74.3m doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given to people in Britain.