Coronavirus infection rates continue to plummet across Greater Manchester


Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to plummet in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

In all ten of the region’s boroughs, the infection rate remains lower than the national average, which is 593.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region.

The borough recorded a rate of 434.1 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending February 11, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

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The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 284.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 357.9 cases per 100,000 population.

A total of 10,148 people tested positive for coronavirus across the region in the week which ended on February 11.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 5,963 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 37 per cent in the last week.

The latest Coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on February 6, a total of 538 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 57 fewer than the week before, a fall of 12pc.

On Tuesday February 8, there were 25 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is five fewer than a week earlier.

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

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deaths

In the week ending February 11, a total of 51 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 35 fewer than the week before.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 888,115 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been a total of 8,691 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

There were 1,011 positive tests over the last week in Trafford, which is 374 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Trafford is down by 27 per cent and the latest infection rate is 425.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport

In Stockport, there were 1,277 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 11, which is 790 fewer than the previous seven days.

Stockport has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Stockport is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 38 per cent.

Salford

Salford recorded 948 coronavirus cases, which is 546 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 360.9 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 37 per cent week-on-week.

Tameside

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 366.3 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 39 per cent.

A total of 832 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on February 11, which is 524 fewer than the week before.

Rochdale

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 309.0 cases per 100,000 people.

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There were 691 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 447 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 39 per cent.

Bolton

Bolton saw a total of 1013 cases in the week ending February 11, which is 656 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 39 per cent.

In Bolton, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 351.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 675 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 11, which is 440 fewer than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 284.1 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 39 per cent week-on-week.

Manchester

The trend is down in Manchester, where there were 1985 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 11, which is 922 fewer than the previous seven days. That is down by 32 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Manchester is 357.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

bury

In Bury, the number of cases is down by 45 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 316.2 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 603 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending February 11, which was 486 fewer than the previous seven days.

wigan

There was a fall of 41 per cent in cases in Wigan over the week ending February 11, and the infection rate is now 336.5 cases per 100,000 population.

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Wigan recorded 1113 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 778 fewer than the previous week.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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