The number of coronavirus cases has risen in all but two of the region’s boroughs, latest figures show.
The infection rate, the seven-day total cases per 100,000 people, has gone up in all areas except Manchester and Oldham.
Tameside, Wigan and Bolton saw the biggest increases with cases up by over 20 percent.
Trafford, which has the third-highest rate in the region, also saw a marked increase of 16 percent.
Manchester and Oldham both saw marginal decreases of two percent, the data from Public Health England shows.
Salford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.
The borough recorded a rate of 386.4 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending August 11.
That is the 29th highest in the country.
The lowest infection rate is in Bolton, where the rate is 221.3 cases per 100,000 people.
In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 317.5 cases per 100,000.
The average infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, which is 306.1.
A total of 9,004 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on August 11.
The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 624 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 7 percent in the last week..
The infection rate is higher than the national average in 6 areas of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in 4 areas.
There has, however, been a fall in the number of people being admitted to hospital.
In the week ending on August 8, a total of 334 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19.
That is 36 fewer than the week before, a fall of 12 percent.
On Tuesday August 10, there were 56 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is five fewer than a week earlier.
This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, as the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.
In the week ending August 11, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 7 fewer than the week before
Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs
Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 638 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 11, which is 108 more than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 221.3 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 20 percent week-on-week.
In Salford, there were 1015 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 11, which is 5 more than the previous 7 days.
Salford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Salford is down slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by no percent.
The trend is down in Oldham, where there were 790 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 11, which is 16 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 2 percent compared to the previous week.
The latest infection rate in Oldham is 332.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.
There were 1899 positive tests over the last week in Manchester, which is 35 fewer than in the previous week. The week-on-week trend in Manchester is down by two percent and the latest infection rate is 341.7 cases per 100,000 people.
Wigan is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 275.8 cases per 100,000 people. There were 912 cases recorded in Wigan, which is 169 more than the previous week – a rise of 23 percent.
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Tameside saw a total of 733 cases in the week ending August 11, which is 137 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 23 percent.
In Tameside, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 322.7 cases per 100,000 people.
There was a rise of seven percent in cases in Bury over the week ending August 11, and the infection rate is now 305.7 cases per 100,000 population.
Bury recorded 583 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 36 more than the previous week.
In Rochdale, the number of cases is up by five percent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 285.3 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 638 positive Covid-19 tests in Rochdale in the week ending August 11, which was 29 more than the previous 7 days.
In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 338.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 16 percent.
A total of 803 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on August 11, which is 110 more than the week before.
Stockport recorded 993 coronavirus cases, which is 81 more than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Stockport is 337.5 cases per 100,000 people and that is up nine percent week-on-week.