Covid-19 cases in Wigan remain among region's lowest

The borough has the second-lowest rate of new cases in Greater Manchester and this week's figures are similar to those recorded last week.

There were 37 new cases identified in Wigan between August 26 and September 1, a rate of 11.3 per 100,000 population.

Of the 10 unitary authorities in Greater Manchester only Stockport has a lower rate, the Covid-19 tracker published by Wigan Council shows.

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Wigan's figure is notably below the North West rate of 20.8 new cases per 100,000 residents but slightly higher than the 11.1 average figure for England.


Neighbouring Bolton now has one of the highest rates of new cases in the country and the sudden spike in transmission there means lockdown restrictions remain in place.

Wigan has a lower rate of new cases than Warrington but other neighbouring areas such as St Helens and West Lancashire have significantly lower rates.

Cases have not increased since the previous week, although the totals have been creeping up since a low in early July.

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The council's tracker also said there were no Covid-related deaths in the borough in the latest week.

All contacts of new cases escalated to the local track and trace team have also been successfully managed.