Royal Bolton Hospital has not linked any new patient deaths to coronavirus for an entire week.

Figures released by NHS England yesterday afternoon revealed the last death at the hospital of someone with the virus occurred on June 10.

This death was added to official figures the next day, on June 11, meaning that no new coronavirus-related deaths have been reported for a week.

This is the longest period with no new deaths recorded at the borough's hospital since the first patient death was linked to the virus in March.

A total of 221 people have died at the hospital with the illness since the pandemic began, with around 42,000 people in the UK succumbing to the illness.

Over 300,000 cases have been confirmed across the country, with 1,045 people testing positive in Bolton.

The news of no new deaths came as separate modelling published by the ONS and carried out by universities of Oxford and Manchester shows “a clear downward trend” in the estimated percentage of people in England testing positive for Covid-19 since the infection study began on April 26, dropping from an estimated 0.33% on April 26 to 0.07% in the days up to June 13.