THE borough has seen 49 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the latest daily figures.

Public Health England figures show that 49 new cases have been confirmed in the borough for the 24 hours up to 9am on Friday, September 18.

This is a bigger increase than the 39 on Thursday. Meanwhile, there were 52 recorded in Wednesday's numbers.

On Tuesday 23 were recorded with 30 on Monday and 23 for both Saturday and Sunday.

The health body includes in the statistics Pillar two tests – those carried out in the wider community – alongside Pillar one tests, which are analysed in NHS Hospitals or PHE laboratories.

These latest figures have yet to be included in the borough's weekly rate of new infections.

The borough's latest weekly rate of infection is 58.7 per 100,000 people with 193 cases confirmed in the week leading up to September 14.

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The latest figures mean that 2,727 people in the borough have been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. 

The total rate of infection in Wigan borough since the start of the outbreak now stands at 830 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 592.

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