Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Trafford has become the country’s covid hotspot – and cases are still soaring.

The borough now has the highest infection rate in England, latest figures show.

And while infections among school children are rocketing – around one in 30 kids aged 0-14 tested positive in the last week – cases are also rising among all age groups.

Overall cases in Trafford have risen 61 per cent week-on-week.

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In the seven days to October 7, there were 1,978 positive tests in the borough – that’s 750 more than the previous week.

Trafford’s infection rate is currently 832.6 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

On Friday health officials announced they were asking pupils and staff to once again wear masks following 29 outbreaks in schools.

Greater Manchester covid infection rates October 11

Speaking on Monday Trafford council leader Andrew Western said the surge was being ‘primarily driven’ by infections among school children.

He added: “We are working across the council to address the rise in rates, in line with advice from public health colleagues.

“While the rate has increased significantly this is primarily driven by a surge in infections in our school-age population, who are statistically much less likely to become seriously ill from covid.

“That said we do need to get our rates down in Trafford and I would encourage everybody to follow public health guidance so that together we can bring this surge to an end.”

Meanwhile infection rates have also gone up in the nine other boroughs of Greater Manchester.

In the region as a whole, the infection rate is now 395.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The national average is 356.6.

A total of 11,203 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on October 7.

That’s up by 1,817 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate increased by 19%.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on October 3, a total of 204 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is two more than the week before, a rise of 1%.

On Tuesday October 5, there were 34 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is two fewer than a week earlier.

This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.

Deaths

In the week ending October 7, a total of 43 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 14 more than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

Manchester , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,415 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 7, which is 177 more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 254.6 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 14% week-on-week.

Wigan recorded 1,213 coronavirus cases, which is 150 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 366.8 cases per 100,000 people. That’s up 14% week-on-week.

There was a rise of 11% rise in cases in Oldham over the week ending October 7, and the infection rate is now 336.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Oldham recorded 800 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 78 more than the previous week.

Cases are also up in Salford , where there were 903 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 7, which is 93 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 11% compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 343.7 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

There were 1,657 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 138 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 9% and the latest infection rate is 563.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Bury saw a total of 643 cases in the week ending October 7, which is 124 more than the previous week. That’s a rise of 24%.

In Bury, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 337.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Rochdale the number of cases is up by 37% compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 316.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 707 positive Covid-19 tests in Rochdale in the week ending October 7, which was 192 more than the previous seven days.

In Trafford there were 1,978 positive Covid-19 tests in the seven days to October 7, which is 750 more than the previous week.

Tameside’s latest infection rate is 488.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 2%.

A total of 1,110 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on October 7, which is 22 more than the week before.

Bolton’s latest infection rate here is 269.6 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 777 cases recorded in the borough, which is 93 more than the previous week – a rise of 14%.

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