Coronavirus cases fall in every borough of Greater Manchester

Covid-19 infection rates have fallen significantly in all boroughs of Greater Manchester.

All 10 boroughs of the metropolitan region now have an infection rate of less than 2,000 new cases per 100,000 people, with cases declining across the country.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 1,750.8 cases per 100,000 population.

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The infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, at 1,476.7 cases per 100,000 people.

While the number of cases continues to fall sharply, the number of Covid deaths is still rising.

Rochdale now has the highest rate of coronavirus infections in the region, replacing Salford.

According to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency, the council recorded a number of 1,900.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 10.

This was 902 fewer cases than the previous seven days, an 18 percent decrease.

There were 4,959 positive tests in Salford last week, 1,893 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-over-week trend in Salford is down 28 percent and the latest infection rate is 1,887.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Wigan saw one of the biggest drops in new cases this week.

The municipality saw 3,000 fewer cases in the seven days to January 10 — a 33 percent drop in the number of cases — equivalent to an infection rate of 1,863.6 new positive tests per 100,000 residents.

Tameside and Bolton posted the second-highest percentages in the latest round of numbers.

Covid infection rates in Greater Manchester in the seven days to January 10
Covid infection rates in Greater Manchester in the seven days to January 10

Both saw more than 1,000 fewer cases this week than the previous one, with Tameside posting an infection rate of 1,859 per 100,000 and Bolton posting a rate of 1,849.1 per 100,000.

This was a 25 percent drop for Tameside and 18 percent for Bolton.

Oldham saw one of the highest declines in business this week, falling 29 percent.

the municipality saw a total of 3,931 cases in the week ending January 10, 1,599 less than the week before.

This gave the area an infection rate of 1,654.3 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Manchester no longer has the lowest infection rate for the region, despite a further decline in the number of cases.

Manchester registered 9,134 positive Covid-19 tests in the seven-day period, 2,110 less than the week before, giving it an infection rate of 1,643.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.

In Trafford, the number of cases has fallen by 26 percent compared to the previous week, keeping the infection rate at 1,643.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

And in Bury there was one 29 percent decrease in the number of cases, equal to 1,258 fewer cases, giving the municipality an infection rate of 1,610.3 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The lowest infection rate is now in Stockport, where the rate is 1591.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport registered 4,683 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 10, which is 2,636 less than the previous 7 days, a drop of 36 percent.

While cases have fallen significantly, the number of people dying in hospitals in Greater Manchester from Covid-19 has continued to rise.

In the week ending January 10, a total of 115 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in the region’s hospitals, 41 more than the week before.


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