CORONAVIRUS case rates in Bury are still rising, according to latest week-on-week figures.

For the seven days to September 12, the number of cases was 162.

This equates to 84.9 per 100,000 people for the week.

And this compares to 120 cases, or 62.8 per 100,000, for the seven days to September 5.

In Bolton, 564 new cases were recorded in the seven days to September 12.

This is the equivalent of 196.1 per 100,000 people. This remains the highest rate in England and it is up from 139.5 in the seven days to September 5.

Bury's rate is similar to two other Greater Manchester boroughs, according to the Public Health England findings.

Neighbouring Rochdale had slightly more cases, at 186, but this gives a rate per 100,000 of 83.6

And in Salford, there have been at least 219 cases, though again this results in an 84.6 rating.

Other locations with significants rises for the week include Oadby and Wigston, in Leicestershire, and Preston.

And the likes of Bradford, Liverpool, Leicester, Salford and Sunderland have also seen sharp week-on-week increases.

New walk-through centres, unveiled by Bury Clinical Commissioning Group in Chesham and Mosses are reported to have been very busy this week.