Coronavirus infection rates have now fallen below the national average in all Greater Manchester boroughs

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Coronavirus infection rates have now fallen below the national average in all ten Greater Manchester boroughs. .

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

The municipality registered a rate of 997.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the week ending January 22, according to the latest data.

The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 750.8 cases per 100,000 population.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 825.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 998.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

A total of 23,410 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester in the week ending January 22.

Greater Manchester’s weekly total is down by 3,937 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate is down 14 per cent in the last week.

The latest infection rates for Greater Manchester

hospital admissions

In the week ending 16 January, a total of 967 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That’s 166 fewer than the week before, a drop of 21%.

On Tuesday 18 January, there were 38 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 166 less than a week before.

Deceased

In the week ending January 22, a total of 89 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, down 47 from the previous week.

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Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 789,604 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester. There have been a total of 8,396 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten counties

Cases reported in each of the ten counties

tameside

In Tameside, there were 2,265 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending January 22, down 227 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.

Rochdale

Rochdale recorded 1,862 coronavirus cases, 441 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 832.5 cases per 100,000 people and that’s down 19 per cent week on week.

Trafford

There were 2,075 positive tests over the past week at Trafford, down 71 from the previous week.

The weekly trend in Trafford is down three percent and the most recent infection rate is 873.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Salford

In Salford, the number of cases was down 20 per cent compared to the previous week, leaving the infection rate at 786.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 2,065 positive tests for Covid-19 in Salford in the week ending 22 January, down 526 from the previous 7 days.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,784 positive COVID-19 tests in the week ending January 22, down 383 from the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 750.8 cases per 100,000 people and is down 18% week on week.

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Stockport

Stockport is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 782.1 cases per 100,000 people.

2,301 cases were recorded in Stockport, down 240 from the previous week, a drop of nine per cent.

Bury

In Bury, the latest infection rate is 866.2 cases per 100,000 population and the number of cases has dropped by ten percent.

A total of 1,652 people tested positive for Covid in Bury during the seven days ending January 22, down 174 from the previous week.

wigan

Wigan saw a total of 2,638 cases in the week ending January 22, down 370 from the previous week. That’s a 12 percent drop.

In Wigan, the latest coronavirus infection rate is now 797.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton

The trend is down in Bolton, where there were 2,382 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending January 22, down 597 from the previous 7 days. That is 20 percent less than the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bolton is 826.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Manchester

There was a 17 per cent drop in cases in Manchester for the week ending January 22, and the infection rate is now 789.2 cases per 100,000 population.

Manchester recorded 4,386 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that’s down 908 from the previous week.

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

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