Slough has been removed from the government's Covid-19 "areas of concern" watchlist.

According to the latest figures, there have been 784 confirmed cases in the town since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak.

With cases rising, Slough had been placed on the government's watchlist as an area of concern.


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111 coronavirus-related deaths had been registered to August 21.

However, on Friday it was confirmed by the Department of Health and Social Care that Slough, Newark and Sherwood and Wakefield will be removed from the watchlist.

Elsewhere, South Tyneside, Corby, Middlesbrough and Kettering joined Leeds in being added to the list of areas which ministers are concerned about.

Tougher measures have been introduced in Bolton following a spike in coronavirus cases, as young people in other affected areas are urged to take responsibility for their actions.

Bolton Council said the new restrictions aim to prevent a local lockdown, after the town's infection rate increased to 99 cases per 100,000 people per week - the highest in England.

Those aged between 18 and 49 account for more than 90 per cent of the cases, the local authority said.

Bolton Council said on Saturday it was introducing tougher measures "with immediate effect", with people asked not to mix with other households in any setting, either indoors or outdoors, and to only use public transport for essential purposes.