Latest coronavirus infection rates across Greater Manchester as figures show cases fell by 2,288 in a week

Latest official coronavirus data shows new cases across Greater Manchester fell by 2,288 in just a week.

That represents a 24 per cent drop in the infection rate over the seven day period.

Data from Public Health England on Monday showed, once again, falling infection rates in all ten Greater Manchester boroughs.

Stockport continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, according to the figures.

The borough recorded a rate of 341.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 16 – which represents the latest available statistics.

The lowest infection rate is in Manchester, where the rate in the week to September 16 was 211.6 cases per 100,000 people.

That’s a weekly drop of 30 per cent.

The latest data was published on Monday
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Salford recorded a weekly drop in cases to September 16 of 32 per cent, the data shows, and in Rochdale, the same figure stood at 29 per cent.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 261.3 cases per 100,000 of the population.

But that’s higher than the national average, which is 254.9 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 7,409 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on September 16.

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It means Greater Manchester’s weekly total fell by 2,288 cases compared to the previous week, equating to a 24 per cent decrease in weekly cases.

The infection rate is higher than the national average in Wigan, Oldham, Trafford, Tameside and Stockport.

In the week to September 16, 35 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test across Greater Manchester, six fewer than the week before, the data reveals.

Manchester, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,176 positive Covid-19 tests in the week, 506 fewer than the previous seven days.

A Covid-19 vaccine being administered
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The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 211.6 cases per 100,000 people, down by 30 per cent week-on-week.

There was a fall of 32 per cent in cases in Salford over the week ending September 16, and the infection rate is now 245.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Salford recorded 644 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 309 fewer than the previous week.

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 298.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 14 per cent.

A total of 708 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on September 16, which is 115 fewer than the week before.

The trend is down in Wigan, where there were 868 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 16, which is 327 fewer than the previous seven days. That is down by 27 per cent compared to the previous week.

A walk-in vaccination centre
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The latest infection rate in Wigan is 262.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.

Bury saw a total of 468 cases in the week ending September 16, which is 119 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 20 per cent.

In Bury, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 245.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Oldham recorded 658 coronavirus cases, which is 185 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Oldham is 276.9 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 22 per cent week-on-week.

There were 746 positive tests over the last week in Tameside, which is 257 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Tameside is down by 26 per cent and the latest infection rate is 328.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bolton, the number of cases is down by 22 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 223.8 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 645 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending September 16, which was 184 fewer than the previous seven days.

In Stockport, there were 1006 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 16, which is 85 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 eight per cent.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 219.1 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 490 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 201 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 29 per cent.

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