Coronavirus rates drop across Wigan borough as new data is released

The rate of new cases of coronavirus in the borough decreased last week, according to new data released by Wigan Council.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:22 pm

Its Covid-19 tracker, published on Wednesday evening, shows how many cases there were in each council ward between January 14 and 20.

Wigan had the third highest rate of new cases in Greater Manchester and the new variant accounted for the majority of infections.

The rate of infections went down in most areas, but did rise in Bryn, Golborne and Lowton West, Ince, Leigh West, Pemberton, Shevington with Lower Ground, and Worsley Mesnes.

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The highest rate was in Bryn, where there were 493 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Ince with 460.

Standish with Langtree had the lowest rate, at 183 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Wigan Central with 197.

Wigan residents are being encouraged to continue washing their hands, covering their faces and social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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People are encouraged to keep washing their hands