Coronavirus hospitalizations drop by more than 75 per cent in Greater Manchester as infection rates continue to plummet

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Hospital admissions with Covid-19 in Manchester are down by more than 75 per cent in the past week as infection rates continue to plummet across the region.

Coronavirus rates have fallen below the national average in all ten Greater Manchester boroughs, according to the latest data.

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 983.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 23.

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The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 729.7 cases per 100,000 population.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 813.3 cases per 100,000 population, lower than the national average of 1,003.8 per 100,000.

A total of 23,063 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester in the week ending January 23.

Greater Manchester’s weekly total is down by 3,662 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate is down 14 per cent in the last week.

Latest infection rates from across Greater Manchester

hospital admissions

In the week ending 23 January, a total of 676 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That’s 291 fewer than the week before, a drop of 76 percent.

On Tuesday 25 January, there were 31 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That’s seven fewer than a week earlier.

Deceased

In the week ending January 23, a total of 94 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, down 34 from the previous week.

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Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 792,680 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester. There have been a total of 8,410 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten counties

Cases reported in each of the ten counties

Rochdale

Rochdale recorded 1,832 coronavirus cases, 421 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 819.1 cases per 100,000 people and that’s down 19 per cent week on week.

Bury

In Bury, the latest infection rate is 830.6 cases per 100,000 population and the number of cases has dropped by 14 per cent.

A total of 1,584 people tested positive for Covid in Bury during the seven days ending January 23, down 252 from the previous week.

Bolton

The trend is downward in Bolton, where there were 2,321 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending January 23, down 576 from the previous 7 days. That is 20 percent less than the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bolton is 805.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Trafford

There were 2,048 positive tests over the past week at Trafford, down 57 from the previous week.

The weekly trend in Trafford is down three percent and the most recent infection rate is 862.0 cases per 100,000 people.

Manchester

In Manchester, the number of cases fell by 16 per cent compared to the previous week, leaving the infection rate at 780.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

There were 4,340 positive tests for Covid-19 in Manchester in the week ending January 23, down 847 from the previous 7 days.

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tameside

In Tameside, there were 2,233 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending January 23, down 213 from the previous 7 days.

Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is down slightly compared to the previous day and the weekly trend is down nine per cent.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,734 positive COVID-19 tests in the week ending January 23, down 389 from the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 729.7 cases per 100,000 people and is down 18% week on week.

wigan

Wigan saw a total of 2,614 cases in the week ending January 23, down 279 from the previous week. That’s a ten percent drop.

In Wigan, the latest coronavirus infection rate is now 790.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport

There was an eight per cent drop in cases in Stockport for the week ending January 23, and the infection rate is now 787.9 cases per 100,000 population.

Stockport recorded 2,318 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that’s down 195 from the previous week.

Salford

Salford is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 776.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 2,039 cases recorded in Salford, down 433 from the previous week, a drop of 18 per cent.

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