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Coronavirus infection rates have increased in seven of Greater Manchester’s boroughs and fallen in two areas.

Stockport remains the area with the highest infection rates across the region, with 523.5 cases recorded per 100,000 people.

The biggest week-on-week increased was recorded in Trafford, where cases rose by 29 per cent compared with the previous seven days.

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In Bolton and Rochdale, cases fell by six per cent and one per cent respectively.

While in Tameside, the infection rate remained the same.

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The statistics reveal that only Stockport, Trafford and Tameside are above the national average for coronavirus infection rates.

Manchester still has the lowest infection rates, which currently stand at 217.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Across Greater Manchester as a whole, the average infection rate is 329.6 cases per 100,000, which is also below the national average.

The latest figures released by Public Health England account for positive tests in the week to September 29.

In total, 9.345 people tested positive across our region during that week.

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 more 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.

Deaths

In the week ending September 29, a total of 26 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 11 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

In Manchester there were 1,209 positive tests, which is 15 more than the previous week.

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The infection rate across the city stands at 217.5 cases per 100,000 people, which represents an increase of one per cent.

A total of 1,206 positive tests were recorded across Trafford , 274 than the previous week.

The infection rate is currently 507.6 cases per 100,000, an increase of 29 per cent.

In Stockport , which has the highest infection rates across the region, there were 1,540 positive tests, 163 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate currently stands at 523.5 cases per 100,000 people, a week-on-week increase of 12 per cent.

In Bury there was a three per cent week-on-week increase, with the town’s infection rate currently at 262.7 cases per 100,000.

There were a total of 501 positive tests, 16 more than the previous seven days.

Across Tameside 1,078 people tested positive, which was three fewer than the week before.

The coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 474.6 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 729 positive tests were recorded across Oldham , 56 more than the previous week.

The town’s infection rate is currently 306.8 cases per 100,000, a week-on-week increase of eight per cent.

In Bolton 670 people tested positive for the virus, which was 42 fewer than the week before.

The coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 232.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Infection rates rose by 11 per cent in comparison with the previous week in Salford .

A total of 810 people tested positive, which was 80 more than the previous week.

Currently the city’s infection rates stand at 308.3 cases per 100,000.

In Wigan , 1,085 people tested positive for the virus, which was 29 more than the week before.

The coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 328.1 cases per 100,000 people, a week-on-week increase of three per cent.

The weekly infection rates fell by one per cent in Rochdale .

A total of 517 people tested positive, six fewer than the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 231.2 cases per 100,000 people.

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