Residents in Bolton have expressed fears their region could be forced into tier 3 lockdown as the Government and local leaders in Greater Manchester fail to agree on how to tackle the rising number of covid-19 cases in the area.
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Here is the latest update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases ofCovid-19, showing the top five local authorities. In Bolton, 540 new caseswere recorded in the seven days to September 17 – the equivalent of 187.8 per100,000 people. Bolton continues to record the highest rate in England, thoughit is down from 213.2 in the seven days to September 10.
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