Covid North West: 2,157 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours as Lancashire, Wigan, Liverpool, Manchester and Salford see big rises

The total number of confirmed cases in the North West is now 651,970 as of Thursday, June 17.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 9:04 am

Nationwide, the latest figures from Public Health England show ​a total of 4,589,814 lab-confirmed cases across the UK since testing began.

It means another 9,055 people tested positive across the nation on Wednesday (June 16).

These are the figures for the North West

Soldiers from the Royal Horse Artillery guide members of the public at a rapid vaccination centre, set up outside Bolton Town Hall on June 09, 2021.

In the North West today (Thursday, June 17, 2021), there has been a total of 651,970 confirmed cases since testing began, an increase of 2,157 on the previous day.

There are currently 379 people in the region's hospitals who are being treated for COVID-19, including 75 on ventilation.

A total of 62,678 people have received treatment for the virus at North West hospitals since the pandemic began.

The total number of North West deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate now stands at 20,275.

Of these deaths, 17,980 were recorded within 28 days of a positive test.

Blackburn with Darwen - 21,672 (Up from 21,573) +99

Blackpool - 9,960 (Up from 9,906) +54

Bolton - 32,078 (Up from 31,990) +88

Bury - 18,877 (Up from 18,792) +85

Cheshire East - 22,359 (Up from 22,288) +71

Cheshire West and Chester - 22,819 (Up from 22,732) +87

Cumbria - 28,750 (Up from 28,705) +45

Knowsley - 17,697 (Up from 17,669) +28

Lancashire - 106,664 (Up from 106,214) +450

Liverpool - 49,908 (Up from 49,773) +135

Manchester - 58,364 (Up from 58,158) +206

Oldham - 24,355 (Up from 24,295) +60

Rochdale - 22,859 (Up from 22,787) +72

Salford - 25,607 (Up from 25,503) +104

Sefton - 24,900 (Up from 24,826) +74

St Helens - 17,419 (Up from 17,389) +30

Stockport - 22,888 (Up from 22,817) +71

Tameside - 19,493 (Up from 19,437) +56

Trafford - 18,131 (Up from 18,064) +67

Warrington - 18,577 (Up from 18,514) +63

Wigan - 31,384 (Up from 31,268) +116

Wirral - 24,985 (Up from 24,918) +67

Data is provided by Public Health England. You can view the data here.

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Prior to April 9, those who took rapid tests and returned a positive test result counted as a positive result even if they took a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test that proved to be negative.

As from Friday, those who receive a negative PCR test result within three days of a positive rapid test result will have their positive results wiped from the system.

This may result in some case totals falling day-to-day.