ONE new case of coronavirus has been recorded in the borough, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,231 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am Wednesday morning (June 17) in Wigan borough, up from 1,230 the same time on Tuesday.

A week before, there were 1,221 cases.

It means cases have increased by less than 0.5 per cent over the last 24 hours, on a par with the rate of increase across the UK.

They were among the 26,859 cases recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 48 over the period.

The borough's rate of infection during the pandemic is 377.5 people per 100,000 of the population.

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

Across the UK, 299,251 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Wednesday, up from 298,136 at the same point on Tuesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show. As of 5pm on Tuesday, 42,153 people had died.