Coronavirus cases have spiked in several Greater Manchester boroughs and fallen in three others the latest figures show.
The infection rate, the number of total weekly cases per 100,000 of population, is up by more than 20 percent in Tameside, Stockport, and Trafford.
However, rates are down week-on-week in Oldham, Bolton, and Manchester which has the lowest rate of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region.
The borough recorded a rate of 444.7 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 21, according to the latest data from Public Health England.
The lowest infection rate is in Manchester, where the rate is 208.0 cases per 100,000 people.
In Greater Manchester as a whole, the average infection rate is now 297.1 .
That is lower than the national average of 301.8.
Four boroughs now have rates higher than the national average with six below.
A total of 8,425 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on September 21.
The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 449 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up six percent in the last week..
In the week ending September 19, a total of 277 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 79 fewer than the week before, a fall of 40%.
On Tuesday September 21, there were 43 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 79 fewer than a week earlier.
This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.
In the week ending September 21, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is two more than the week before.
There was a rise of one per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending September 21, and the infection rate is now 256.4 cases per 100,000 population.
Bury recorded 489 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 4 more than the previous week.
Wigan recorded 1012 coronavirus cases, which is 65 more than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate there is 306.0 cases per 100,000 people, up seven percent week-on-week.
In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 375.9 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 23 percent.
A total of 893 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on September 21, which is 168 more than the week before.
The trend is also up in Salford, where there were 720 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 21, which is 7 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by one percent compared to the previous week.
Its rate is now 274.1, which is lower than the national average.
Manchester, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1156 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 21, which is 149 fewer than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 208.0 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 11 per cent week-on-week.
In Tameside, there were 1010 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 21, which is 235 more than the previous 7 days.
Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 30 per cent.
Oldham saw a total of 646 cases in the week ending September 21, which is 85 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 12 per cent.
The most recent coronavirus infection rate there is now 271.9.
There were 1299 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 254 more than in the previous week.
The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 24 per cent and the latest infection rate is 441.5 cases per 100,000 people.
Bolton is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 233.5 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 673 cases recorded in Bolton, which is 51 fewer than the previous week – a fall of seven per cent.
In Rochdale, the number of cases is up by no per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 235.6 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 527 positive Covid-19 tests in Rochdale in the week ending September 21, which was 1 more than the previous 7 days.
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