The number of coronavirus infections is continuing to plummet in all 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester, latest figures show.
A total of 12,364 people tested positive across the region in the week which ended on February 8.
That’s down by 6,568 cases wee-on-week – a 35 per cent fall.
All 10 boroughs have an infection rate below the national average of 706.8 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency .
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Stockport has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester, with 527.9 cases per 100,000 people.
Oldham, where the rate is 354.3, has the lowest.
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 12 per cent.
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.
In the week ending February 8, a total of 63 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 34 fewer than the week before.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 884,367 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been a total of 8,681 deaths.
Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs
In bury the number of cases is down by 39 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 412.7 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 787 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending February 8, which was 501 fewer than the previous seven days.
There were 1,149 positive Covid-19 tests in Salford in the week ending February 8, which is 585 fewer than the previous seven days, a 34 per cent drop on the previous week.
The latest infection rate in Salford is 437.4 cases per 100,000 people.
There was a fall of 38 per cent in cases in wigan over the week ending February 8, and the infection rate is now 421.8 cases per 100,000 population.
Wigan recorded 1,395 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 844 fewer than the previous week.
Manchester saw a total of 2,390 cases in the week ending February 8, which is 1,005 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 30 per cent.
In Manchester, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 430.1 cases per 100,000 people.
Oldham which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 842 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 8, which is 477 fewer than the previous seven days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 354.3 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 36 per cent week-on-week.
Bolton recorded 1,270 coronavirus cases, which is 691 fewer than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Bolton is 440.6 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 35 per cent week-on-week.
There were 1,161 positive tests over the last week in Trafford which is 471 fewer than in the previous week.
The week-on-week trend in Trafford is down by 29 per cent and the latest infection rate is 488.7 cases per 100,000 people.
In Stockport there were 1,553 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 8, which is 816 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 34 per cent.
Rochdale’s latest infection rate here is 361.3 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 808 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 538 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 40 per cent.
In Tameside the latest infection rate is 444.3 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 39 per cent.
A total of 1,009 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on February 8, which is 640 fewer than the week before.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.