THE number of cases of coronavirus in the borough has been revised down by two, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,229 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am Thursday morning (June 18) in Wigan borough, down from 1,231 the same time on Wednesday. A week before, there were 1,223 cases.

It means cases have not increased over the last 24 hours, while the rate of increase across the UK was 0.4 per cent.

According to the Government website, figures are constantly reviewed and "technical issues" can affect the cumulative figure counts.

An explanatory note says: "The data published on this website are constantly being reviewed and corrected.

"Cumulative counts can occasionally go down from one day to the next, and on some occasions there have been major revisions that have a significant effect on local, regional, National or UK totals.

"Data are provided daily from several different electronic data collection systems and these can experience technical issues which can affect daily figures, usually resulting in lower daily counts.

"The missing data are normally included in the data published the following day."

The borough has had a rate of infection of 376.9 per 100,000 of the population.

They were among the 26,911 cases recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 52 over the period.

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

Across the UK, 300,469 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Thursday, up from 299,251 at the same point on Wednesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show. As of 5pm on Wednesday, 42,288 had died.