There are now 297,937 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the North West, new Public Health England figures show.
In Lancashire alone, a further 500 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, according to the data released yesterday evening (November 25).
At least 50 new cases were recorded in three boroughs, including Blackburn with Darwen, Preston and Pendle, while all areas registered at least a double-digit rise since yesterday.
Blackburn with Darwen has again recorded the most of any Lancashire area with 66 cases while Ribble Valley has the least with 15 positive tests.
The 481 new cases announced today brings Lancashire’s total up to 60,201 since the start of the pandemic eight months ago.
The new case data includes people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – which is in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – which is drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.
The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.
You can read rolling live updates on Covid and Lancashire’s place in the Tier system by looking here.
These are the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by North West area as of November 25:
There are 60201 cases in Lancashire, 14676 in Bolton, 9437 in Bury, 8620 in Cheshire East, 8722 in Cheshire West and Chester, 9979 in Cumbria, 4554 in Halton, 7691 in Knowsley, 23688 in Liverpool, 30301 in Manchester, 14435 in Oldham, 12200 in Rochdale, 13078 in Salford, 10339 in Sefton, 7437 in St Helens, 10257 in Stockport, 10175 in Tameside, 8521 in Trafford, 8001 in Warrington, 16036 in Wigan and 9862 in Wirral.
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Across the UK there has so far been 1,538,794 positive cases.
Of those, England accounts for 1,324,742 cases with a rate of 2,353.6 per 100,000 people.
In comparison, Northern Ireland there are 50,143 cases with a rate of 2,647.9 per 100,000 people while Scotland has 90,081 cases with a rate of 1,648.8 per 100,000 people.
Wales accounts for 73,828 cases with a rate of 2,341.6 per 100,000 people.
These latest figures come as England’s regions have discovered their post-lockdown fate.
Almost all parts of England will face tough coronavirus curbs with a ban on households mixing indoors and restrictions on hospitality after December 2.
Only the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been placed in the lowest Tier 1 set of restrictions, with people in all other parts of England set to face more serious limits to their freedom.
Large swathes of the Midlands, North East and North West are in the most restrictive Tier 3, but London will be in Tier 2.
In the North West, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, while Liverpool, which had been in Tier 3 before the lockdown, will move to Tier 2 in recognition of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Cumbria has also been placed under Tier 2.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said “these are not easy decisions, but they have been made according to the best clinical advice”.
He told MPs: “Thanks to the shared sacrifice of everyone in recent weeks, in following the national restrictions, we have been able to start to bring the virus back under control and slow its growth, easing some of the pressure on the NHS.
“We will do this by returning to a regional tiered approach, saving the toughest measures for the parts of the country where prevalence remains too high.”
The chaotic handling of the announcement saw an online postcode checker allowing people to check which tier their area would be in launch before the official details were released. However it soon crashed.
In Tier 1, the rule of six applies indoors and outdoors, people are urged to work from home if they can and pubs are limited to table service.
The majority of England will be in Tier 2, where the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and pubs, and restaurants only able to sell alcohol with a “substantial meal”.
Tier 3 measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks.
Bars and restaurants will be limited to takeaway or delivery services and people will be advised to avoid travelling outside their area.