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Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in eight boroughs of Greater Manchester but remained level in two others, according to the latest data from Public Health England (PHE).

Tameside now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, replacing Stockport.

The borough recorded a rate of 493.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 25, according to the latest data from PHE released today.

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The lowest infection rate is in the city-borough of Manchester, where the rate is 208.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 320.4 cases per 100,000 population.

This is lower than the England average, which is 332.3 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 9,085 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on September 25. The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 1,471 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 19 per cent in the last week.

The infection rate is higher than the national average in three areas of Greater Manchester and lower in seven areas.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 19, a total of 287 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 69 fewer than the week before, a fall of 32 per cent.

On Tuesday September 21, there were 44 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 as the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.

Deaths

In the week ending September 25, a total of 31 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is nine fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

The city-borough of Manchester , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,157 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 25, which is two more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 208.2 cases per 100,000 people, almost the same as the previous week.

In Trafford , the latest infection rate is 439.4 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 35 per cent.

A total of 1,044 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on September 25, which is 271 more than the week before.

There were 1,452 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 372 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 34 per cent and the latest infection rate is 493.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In Tameside , there were 1,121 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 25, which is 318 more than the previous seven days.

The latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester
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Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in the town is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 40 per cent.

Salford saw a total of 786 cases in the week ending September 25, which is 116 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 17 per cent.

In Salford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 299.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bolton , the number of cases is up by 11 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 251.9 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 726 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending September 25, which was 73 more than the previous seven days.

There was a rise of ten per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending September 25, and the infection rate is now 257.5 cases per 100,000 population.

Bury recorded 491 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 46 more than the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 223.6 cases per 100,000 people. There were 500 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is just one fewer than the previous week.

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It means Rochdale has the same infection rate as the week before.

The trend is up in Oldham , where there were 711 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 25, which is 61 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 9 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Oldham is 299.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Wigan recorded 1,097 coronavirus cases, which is 213 more than in the previous seven days. The latest infection rate in Wigan is 331.7 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 24 per cent week-on-week.

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