THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in the borough in the latest daily figures is 335.

Public Health England figures show that 335 people were confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am on Wednesday, October 28 in Wigan borough.

The health body is now including Pillar Two tests – those carried out in the wider community – alongside Pillar One tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

Wigan borough saw a weekly rate of infection of 656.3 per 100,000, as 2,157 cases were recorded in the seven days up to October 24. This is the fourth highest rate in England.

The latest daily increase is in line with recent numbers, with 394 in the previous day's figures.

The region was placed under Tier Three restrictions last week.

The overall rate of infection in Wigan borough now stands at 2,985 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 1,420.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 24,700 over the period, to 942,275.

​Wigan borough's cases were among the 200,118 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 4,991 over the period.

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