Greater Manchester’s latest covid infection rates as cases rise in half the region’s boroughs

The coronavirus infection rate has gone up in five boroughs across Greater Manchester, the latest figures show.

But overall the number of cases has dipped slightly, week-on-week.

The rate has increased in Oldham, Stockport, Bury, Trafford and Tameside.

A total of 8,677 people tested positive for covid across the region the week which ended on August 6.

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That’s down by 141 cases on the previous seven days, a fall of two per cent, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

Greater Manchester’s infection rate is now 306.0 cases per 100,000 people, slightly higher than the national average of 296.2.

At 388.3 cases per 100,000 people, Salford has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Bolton, where the rate is 200.2 cases per 100,000 people, has the lowest.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on August 1, a total of 370 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 18 fewer than the week before, a fall of five per cent.

On Tuesday August 3, there were 61 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 18 more than a week earlier.

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

Deaths

In the week ending August 6, a total of 29 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 24 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

There were 585 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending August 6.

That’s 26 more than the previous seven days, a five per cent weekly rise, meaning Bury’s latest infection rate is 306.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In Rochdale the number of cases is down by six per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 283.9 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 635 positive Covid-19 tests in borough in the week ending August 6, which was 41 fewer than the previous seven days.

Cases fell in Wigan , where the latest infection rate is 240.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 796 cases recorded in the town, which is 137 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 15 per cent.

Stockport recorded 958 coronavirus cases, which is 108 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate is 325.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is up 13 per cent week-on-week.

Bolton recorded 577 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 6, which is 37 fewer than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate is now 200.2 cases per 100,000 people. That’s down six per cent week-on-week.

Trafford saw a total of 709 cases in the week ending August 6, which is 19 more than the previous week. That is a rise of three per cent.

In Trafford the most recent coronavirus infection rate is 298.4 cases per 100,000 people.

There was a rise of two per cent in cases in Tameside over the week ending August 6, and the infection rate is now 295.0 cases per 100,000 population.

Tameside recorded 670 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, which is 16 more than the previous week.

In Salford there were 1,020 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 6, which is 79 fewer than the previous seven days.

Salford’s infection rate is up slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is down by seven per cent.

There were 821 positive tests over the last week in Oldham , which is 18 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Oldham is up by two per cent and the latest infection rate is 345.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In Manchester the latest infection rate is 343.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by two per cent.

A total of 1,906 people tested positive for Covid in Manchester over the seven days ending on August 6, which is 34 fewer than the week before.

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