NEW statistics from Public Health England show how the borough's infection rate has changed over the past week.

Bury's infection rate stands at 8.9 new cases per 100,000, down from 10.0 the previous week.

There have been a total of 1,329 cases in Bury since the pandemic began.

The figures, for the seven days to July 24, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government's testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Data for the most recent three days (July 25-27) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

In Blackburn with Darwen, the rate has fallen from 83.9 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to July 17 to 75.2 in the seven days to July 24, with 112 new cases recorded.

Second on the list is Leicester, where the rate continues to fall and is now down from 82.5 to 61.9, with 220 new cases recorded.

In third place is Oldham, where the rate has jumped from 11.0 to 48.4, with 114 new cases recorded.