Hospital admissions with Covid-19 up almost 40 per cent as cases continue to increase across the region

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Hospital admissions with Covid-19 across Greater Manchester are rising, as rates of the virus are continuing to see an increase across all ten boroughs.

Trafford now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, replacing Stockport. It has a rate of 786.7 cases per 100,000 people as of the week ending March 20. The lowest infection rate is in Rochdale, where the rate is 397.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 550.6 cases per 100,000 population. This is still lower than the national average, which is 842.7 cases per 100,000 people.

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A total of 15,612 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on March 20. The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 4109 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 36 per cent in the last week..



The latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on March 20, a total of 567 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 156 more than the week before, a rise of 38 per cent.

On Tuesday March 22, there were 14 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is four more than a week earlier.

deaths

In the week ending March 20, a total of 21 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 3 more than the week before.

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Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 935,560 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been a total of 8,838 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs



Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Salford

The trend is up in Salford, where there were 1426 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 20, which is 398 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 39 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 542.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Bolton

Bolton is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 397.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1147 cases recorded in Bolton, which is 267 more than the previous week – a rise of 30 per cent.

Rochdale

Rochdale, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 889 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 20, which is 299 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Rochdale is now 397.5 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 51 per cent week-on-week.

wigan

There was a rise of 36 per cent in cases in Wigan over the week ending March 20, and the infection rate is now 502.9 cases per 100,000 population.

Wigan recorded 1663 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 439 more than the previous week.

Trafford

In Trafford, there were 1869 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 20, which is 406 more than the previous 7 days.

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Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Trafford is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 28 per cent.

Oldham

In Oldham, the number of cases is up by 43 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 402.3 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 956 positive Covid-19 tests in Oldham in the week ending March 20, which was 288 more than the previous 7 days.

Stockport

There were 2,250 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 483 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 27 per cent and the latest infection rate is 764.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Manchester

Manchester saw a total of 2947 cases in the week ending March 20, which is 777 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 36 per cent.

In Manchester, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 530.3 cases per 100,000 people.

bury

Bury recorded 1114 coronavirus cases, which is 273 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 584.1 cases per 100,000 people and that is up to 32 per cent week-on-week.

Tameside

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 594.8 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 55 per cent.

A total of 1351 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on March 20, which is 479 more than the week before.

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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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