Latest Greater Manchester coronavirus infection rates as weekly cases fall by more than a third


Latest data reveals the extent of falling Covid-19 cases across Greater Manchester.

Weekly cases dropped by more than a third in EIGHT of Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs, according to statistics published on Friday.

Coronavirus infection rates continue to fall in all 10 boroughs.

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Stockport continues to have the highest rate of cases – although infection rates there fell by 34 per cent in a week.

The data to the week ending February 7 – which represents the latest available – shows the infection rate fell in Oldham by 39 per cent, the biggest drop in Greater Manchester.

Oldham has the lowest infection rate – currently 379.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 465.3 cases per 100,000 population.

That’s lower than the national average, which is 747.8 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 13,193 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week ending February 7.

The latest Covid-19 figures

That’s a fall of 6,934 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate was down 34 per cent in the last week..

The infection rate is lower than the national average in all 10 boroughs.

The data shows that in the week ending February 7, 72 people sadly died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 21 fewer than the week before.

The trend is down in Salford, where there were 1,222 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 7, 608 fewer than the previous seven days. That is down by 33 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 465.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

In Stockport, there were 1,647 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 7, which is 844 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.

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 901 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 7, which is 573 fewer than the previous seven days.

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The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 379.2 cases per 100,000 people – down by 39 per cent week-on-week.

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 488.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 38 per cent.

A total of 1,110 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on February 7, 681 fewer than the week before.

Wigan saw a total of 1,492 cases in the week ending February 7, which is 874 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 37 per cent.

In Wigan, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 451.1 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,227 positive tests over the last week in Trafford, which is 474 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Trafford is down by 28 per cent and the latest infection rate is 516.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton recorded 1,362 coronavirus cases – 679 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bolton is 472.5 cases per 100,000 people and that’s down 33 per cent week-on-week.

In Manchester, the number of cases is down by 32 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 447.5 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 2,487 positive Covid-19 tests in Manchester in the week ending February 7, 1,145 fewer than the previous seven days.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate there is 397.0 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 888 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 555 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 38 per cent.

There was a fall of 37 per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending February 7, and the infection rate is now 449.4 cases per 100,000 population.

Bury recorded 857 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period – 501 fewer than the previous 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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