THERE were 76 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the borough across the weekend.

Public Health England statistics show that there were 76 cases recorded over three days.

There were 23 cases up to 9am on Saturday; 23 up to 9am on Sunday and another 30 up to 9am on Monday.

The latest rolling seven-day rate of infection for Wigan borough is 45.7 per 100,000.

In total, 2,564 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 in the borough since the start of the pandemic.

Public Health England is now including Pillar two tests – those carried out in the wider community by commercial partners – alongside Pillar one tests, which are analysed in NHS Hospitals or PHE laboratories.

The overall rate of infection in Wigan borough since the start of the outbreak now stands at 780 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 569.

Cumulative case counts includes all people who have had a positive test result, whether asymptomatic, currently infected or ill, those who have recovered and those that have died.