Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

Coronavirus infection rates have increased in six Greater Manchester boroughs and fallen in four, the latest statistics show.

Trafford still has the highest number of cases across our region.

In comparison to the previous week, cases rose by 22 per cent in the borough.

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There were more modest rises in other areas, with the next highest being eight per cent in Bury.

While the number of infections fell in Tameside, Wigan, Oldham and Bolton.

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Only Trafford, Stockport and Tameside have infection rates higher than the average for England.

Across Greater Manchester in the week to October 1, a total of 9,357 people tested positive for the virus, an increase of three per cent on the previous seven days.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 26, a total of 250 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 31 fewer than the week before, a fall of 14 per cent.

On Tuesday September 28, there were 34 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is ten fewer than a week earlier.

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


In the week ending October 1, a total of 30 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is seven fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Infection rates rose by five per cent in Rochdale in comparison with the previous week.

A total of 519 people tested positive, an increase of 25. The current infection rate stands at 232.1 cases per 100,000 people.

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Across Trafford 1,259 people tested positive, a rise of 228.

The infection rate across the borough is 529.9 cases per 100,000.

In Bolton cases were down by six per cent on the previous week.

A total of 692 people tested positive. The town’s infection rate stands at 240.1 cases per 100,000.

Cases are also in the rise in Stockport , with a week-on-week increase of four per cent.

There were 1,533 positive tests, 61 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate is currently 521.1 cases per 100,000.

In Tameside , 1,048 people tested positive, 58 fewer than the week before, representing a week-on-week decrease of five per cent.

The infection rate for the borough stands at 461.4 cases per 100,000.

There were 691 positive tests in Oldham , 26 fewer than the previous week.

It represents a week-on-week decrease of four per cent, with infection rates in the town currently at 290.8 cases per 100,000.

Cases are on the rise in Bury where 535 cases were recorded, 41 more than the last seven days.

The town’s infection rate is currently 280.5 cases per 100,000.

The trend is also up in Salford , where 806 positive tests were recorded, 29 more than the previous week.

The city’s infection rate stands at 306.8 cases per 100,000.

Wigan recorded 1,067 cases, 22, fewer than the previous seven days.

That is a two per cent fall on last week, with infection rates standing at 322.6 cases per 100,000.

Manchester has the lowest infection rates across the region.

A total of 1,207 people tested positive, seven more than the previous week.

The infection rate across the city stands at 217.2 cases per 100,000.

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