THE borough saw 59 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the latest daily statistics.

The borough saw another 59 people test positive for COVID-19 up to 9am on Saturday, September 19 in the latest Public Health England data.

This is a bigger increase than the 49 new cases found in the previous day's figures.

Meanwhile, there were 39 on Thursday and 52 recorded in Wednesday's numbers.

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

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.

The latest figures mean that 2,786 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 847.7 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.