A FURTHER 68 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Bolton in the last day, figures have revealed.

There have now been a total of 4,570 covid-19 cases in the borough, a rate of 1,589.3 per 100,000 people in the town.

NHS England statistics also show that there have not been any more coronavirus-related deaths confirmed at the Royal Bolton Hospital in the last 24 hours.

The number of people who have passed away at the hospital after testing positive for the virus stands at 238.

Across the UK, 17 people have died after contracting covid-19 in the last 28 days,

A total of 41,988 people in the UK have now passed away after testing positive for the virus.

Figures up to 4pm today have found that there has been an extra 5,693 confirmed cases in Britain in the last day, raising the overall number since the start of the pandemic to 434,969.