Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Coronavirus infection rates are rising in seven Greater Manchester boroughs.

A total of 11,766 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on October 15.

The latest data from Public Health England comes as the UK recorded the highest daily number of deaths since March.

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A further 223 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, (October 19) according to the latest government data.

It is the highest figure for daily reported deaths since March 9, when a total of 231 new deaths were reported.

In Greater Manchester, a total of 35 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in the week ending October 15.

And in the week ending October 10, a total of 233 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19.

The latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester
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That is 21 more than the week before, a rise of 10%.

Infection rates in Rochdale are currently rising by nearly 50 per cent week-on-week.

There were 469.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 15, a surge of 45 per cent compared to the previous seven days.

Cases in Trafford however, which still has the highest infection rate across the conurbation, are tumbling.

The borough recorded an infection rate of 656.2 per 100,000 people in the week ending October 15, which is a fall of 22 per cent week-on-week.

Coronavirus infection rates for every borough in the week ending October 15

Salford

Salford saw a total of 1,005 cases in the week ending October 15, which is 96 more than the previous week.

That is a rise of 11 per cent.

In Salford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 382.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Rochdale

In Rochdale, the latest infection rate is 469.9 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 45 per cent.

A total of 1,051 people tested positive for Covid in Rochdale over the seven days ending on October 15, which is 328 more than the week before.

Wigan

The trend is up in Wigan, where there were 1,293 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 15, which is 15 more than the previous seven days.

That is up by 1 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 391.0 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton

Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 836 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 15, which is 61 more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 290.0 cases per 100,000 people and is up by eight per cent week-on-week.

Bury

There was a rise of eight per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending October 15, and the infection rate is now 368.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Bury recorded 702 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 50 more than the previous week.

Manchester

Manchester is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 316.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,760 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 302 more than the previous week – a rise of 21 per cent.

Trafford

In Trafford, there were 1,559 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 15, which is 449 fewer than the previous seven days.

Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region.

The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 22 per cent.

Stockport

There were 1,688 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 5 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by no per cent and the latest infection rate is 573.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Oldham

In Oldham, the number of cases is up by three per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 354.8 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 843 positive Covid-19 tests in Oldham in the week ending October 15, which was 21 more than the previous seven days.

Tameside

Tameside recorded 1,029 coronavirus cases, which is 133 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Tameside is 453.1 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 11 per cent week-on-week.

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