TWO more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the borough in the latest figures.

Public Health England figures show that 1,210 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am Wednesday morning (June 3) in Wigan borough, up from 1,208 the same time on Tuesday.

A week before, there were 1,192 cases.

It means cases have increased by less than 0.5 per cent over the last 24 hours, lower than the rate of increase across the UK of one per cent.

They were among the 25,891 cases recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 95 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Across the UK, 279,856 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Wednesday, up from 277,985 at the same point on Tuesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show. As of 5pm on Tuesday, 39,728 had died.