THE number of new recorded cases of coronavirus in Barrow has dropped considerably.

New data suggests Barrow currently has the lowest incidence of new coronavirus cases in the North West of England.

Figures released by Public Health England show that just six daily-lab confirmed cases were recorded in Barrow between May 12 to May 29.

In this same time period, Manchester had 208 confirmed cases, Blackpool had 114 and Liverpool had 108.

Eden came in third as the area with the least amount of positive Covid-19 cases between May 12 and May 29 at nine, Copeland came in sixth at 14 and South Lakeland next at 15.

Between the same two-week time period in April, the number of positive coronavirus cases in Barrow was substantially higher at 130.

Despite more promising figures, however, Cumbria still has the second highest number of overall positive coronavirus cases in the North West and Barrow has the highest number in lower tier local authorities.

As of yesterday, there was a recorded 3,616 positive coronavirus cases in Lancashire, 2,207 in Cumbria, 1,627 in Liverpool and 1,578 in Manchester.

In the North West there was a total of 25,637 confirmed cases - an increase of 82.

The latest figures from Public Health England show ​a total of 274,762 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It means another 1,936 people have tested positive since Sunday, May 31, with a further 113 deaths recorded. All data is provided by Public Health England.