Latest coronavirus infection rates as case continue to drop across all boroughs


Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall across Greater Manchester.

All 10 boroughs are now recording a Covid infection rate below 1,000 per 100,000 and deaths and hospitalizations continue to fall.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 667.0 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 973.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In the week ending on January 30, a total of 595 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester hospitals with Covid-19, 81 fewer than the week before, a fall of 16 per cent.

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On February 01, there were 30 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients, one fewer than a week earlier.

A total of 96 people diedwithin 28 days of a positive Covid test in the week ending February 1.

This was four less than the previous week.

Stockport continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate of all 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester.

The borough recorded a rate of 805.2 new positive cases per 100,000 people in the week ending February 1, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The infection rate in Stockport is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 12 per cent.

Covid-19 infection rates for Greater Manchester
Covid-19 infection rates for Greater Manchester

There were 1,646 positive tests over the last week in Tameside, which is 700 fewer than in the previous week.

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This is a fall of 30 per cent and the latest infection rate is 724.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 686.9 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 24 per cent.

Bolton recorded 1,959 coronavirus cases, 503 fewer than in the previous seven days equaling an infection rate in Bolton is 679.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Wigan has an infection rate just below neighboring Bolton’s.

There were 2,240 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 1, 656 fewer than the previous 7 days.

That is down by 23 per cent compared to the previous week, equaling an infection rate of 677.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Bury saw a 25 per cent fall in positive infections to give it an infection rate of 673.8 per 100,000 people in the seven days to February 1, while Salford’s rate dropped 18 per cent to give it a rate of 658.6 per 100,000 residents.

Market Street, Manchester
Market Street, Manchester

In Manchester, the number of cases is down by 28 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 610.4 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 3,392 positive Covid-19 tests in Manchester in the latest round of figures, 1,304 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Rochdale and Oldham are recording the lowest rate of infections in Greater Manchester having both had a significant drop in infections in the last week.

The latest infection rate for Rochdale is 600.9 cases per 100,000 people. There were 1,344 cases recorded in the borough, 592 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 31 per cent.

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Oldham has the lowest infection rate in the region.

There were 1,316 positive Covid-19 tests here in the week ending February 1, 632 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 553.8 cases per 100,000 people, down by 32 per cent week-on-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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