Latest Greater Manchester infection rates as Manchester’s rate climbs above 400

Coronavirus cases have risen in all but one of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs the latest infection rate data shows.

The rate in Manchester, currently the third-highest in the country, has risen above the 400 mark.

Whilst cases were up by almost half in Oldham.

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Bolton was the only borough to a fall in the number of cases the figures from Public Health England show.

In the city of Manchester, there were 2301 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending June 22, which is 418 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Manchester is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 22 percent.

At 416.2 cases per 100,000 it is the area with the highest rate in the region and is also third, behind only Hyndburn and Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire in the national league table of the highest rates.

Salford, which has the second-highest rate and the sixth highest in England, such a much lower level of increase.

There were 950 positive tests over the last week in Salford, 73 more than in the previous week.

That means thye week-on-week trend in Salford is up by eight per ent and the latest infection rate is 367.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Wigan, which has the third-highest rate in the region, In Wigan, cases rose by 24pc week-on-week.

A total of 1139 people tested positive for Covid in Wigan over the seven days ending on June 22, 218 more than the week before.

That leaves its latest infection rate at 346.6, the eighth highest rate in the country.

Despite a lower percentage increase, the trend is also up in Bury, which recorded 647 coronavirus cases, which is 29 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 338.8 cases per 100,000 people and that is up five percent week-on-week.

In Trafford, there were 653 positive tests in the last week, 122 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 23pc compared to the previous week and leaves irs rate at 275.

Oldham saw the highest increase in its rate.

The borough saw a total of 649 cases in the week, 197 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 44pc.

The most recent rate there is now 273.7.

There was a rise of 20pcin cases in Rochdale over the week ending June 22, with the infection rate now 272.0 cases per 100,000 of population.

Rochdale recorded 605 positive tests over the seven-day period, which is 99 more than the previous week.

In Tameside, there were 596 positive Covid-19 tests in Tameside in the last seven days, 160 more than the previous.

The number of cases is up by 37pc compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 263.1.

The only area to see its rate decline was Bolton.

The latest infection rate here is 254.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 733 cases recorded in Bolton, which is 43 fewer than the previous week – a fall of six percent.

Stockport, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 641 positive tests in the week ending June 22, 45 more than the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Stockport is now 218.5 cases per 100,000 people and is up by eight percent week-on-week.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the average infection rate is now 314.4, considerably higher than the national average, which is 119.5.

A total of 8,914 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on June 22.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 1318 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 17pc in the last week..

Manchester Evening News – Oldham