Tariffs in the borough are up 95% per week and currently stand at 354.8 per 100,000 inhabitants during the seven days ending January 1.
There were 1,166 positive tests for Covid-19 recorded in Wigan that week, up from 599 the week before.
There has also been a sharp increase in cases in the city of Manchester, where the current rate is 325.5 per 100,000 population over the same period.
In Manchester, there were 1,798 cases in the week ending January 1 – up from 1,022 the week before. That’s an increase of 76 pc.
Cases continue to increase in the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.
The infection rate in the region is currently 320.5 per 100,000 population in the seven days leading up to January 1.
The rate increased 66% per week.
Most regions showed a lower number of positive tests on January 1, a public holiday.
But the uptrend is expected to accelerate over the next two days at least.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK has surpassed Monday’s record daily total.
The government said as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday there had been 60,916 other laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.
This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,774,479.
Another 830 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus on Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 76,305.
This comes as it has been revealed that around 1.3 million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus so far in the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the vaccination figures at a press conference in Downing Street this evening (Wednesday).
So far 1.1m in England and over 1.3m in the UK had received the Pfizer or Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs.
Mr Johnson said 1,000 vaccination sites would be operational across the country by the end of this week.
Seven vaccination centers will also open next week in places like sports stadiums and conference centers.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty called the immunization schedule “realistic but not easy”.
“The NHS is going to have to use multiple channels to get it out, but they are very determined to do it, but that doesn’t make it any easier,” Professor Whitty said.
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