Greater Manchester’s latest infection rates as cases continue to fall in all ten boroughs

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

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

The borough recorded a rate of 922.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 24, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

Oldham had the lowest infection rate with 686.4 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 775.7 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 993.8 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 21,996 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on January 24.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 3657 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 14 per cent in the last week.

The infection rate is lower than the national average in all ten local authorities in Greater Manchester.

The latest infection rates for all ten Greater Manchester boroughs

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on January 23, a total of 676 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 291 fewer than the week before, a fall of 76pc.

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

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

deaths

In the week ending January 24, a total of 96 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 27 fewer than the week before.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 796,153 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been a total of 8,429 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Salford

Salford is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 714.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,878 cases recorded in Salford, which is 527 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 22 per cent.

Stockport

In Stockport, the latest infection rate is 788.2 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by one per cent.

A total of 2,319 people tested positive for Covid in Stockport over the seven days ending on January 24, which is 16 fewer than the week before.

Trafford

There were 1,930 positive tests over the last week in Trafford, which is 128 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Trafford is down by six per cent and the latest infection rate is 812.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Tameside

In Tameside, there were 2,096 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 24, which is 332 fewer than the previous seven days.

Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 14 per cent.

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Rochdale

The trend is down in Rochdale, where there were 1,742 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 24, which is 348 fewer than the previous seven days. That is down by 17 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 778.9 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

bury

Bury saw a total of 1,470 cases in the week ending January 24, which is 346 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 19 per cent.

In Bury, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 770.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton

There was a fall of 22 per cent in cases in Bolton over the week ending January 24, and the infection rate is now 757.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Bolton recorded 2,184 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 605 fewer than the previous week.

wigan

Wigan recorded 2,581 coronavirus cases, which is 158 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 780.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is down six per cent week-on-week.

Manchester

In Manchester, the number of cases is down by 16 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 749.4 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 4,165 positive Covid-19 tests in Manchester in the week ending January 24, which was 770 fewer than the previous seven days.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,631 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 24, which is 427 fewer than the previous seven days.

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The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 686.4 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 21 per cent week-on-week.



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