Latest Greater Manchester infection rates: Cases down in Manchester but spiking in seven boroughs

Coronavirus cases have risen in seven of Greater Manchester’s boroughs, the latest data shows.

The biggest rise came in Trafford. Cases were up by over a third week-on-week, rising by 37 percent.

There were also rises of over a quarter in Stockport and Wigan.

However three boroughs, Bury, Rochdale and Manchester – which has the lowest rate in the region – saw cases go down.

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

The borough recorded a rate of 530.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 27, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

The lowest infection rate is in Manchester, where the rate is 211.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 331.9.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 341.6 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 9,413 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on September 27.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 1,293 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 16 percent in the last week..

The infection rate is higher than the national average, which is up by 18 percent to 341.6, in four boroughs but is now lower in six.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 26, a total of 250 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 31 fewer than the week before, a fall of 14 percent.

On Tuesday, September 28, there were 34 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is ten fewer 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 September 27, a total of 28 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 17 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

The trend is up in Oldham , where there were 748 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 27, 104 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 16 percent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate there is 314.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

There was a fall of four percent in cases in Bury over the last week, and the infection rate is now 249.1.

The borough recorded 475 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 20 fewer than the previous week.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 223.6.

There were 500 cases recorded there, which is 10 fewer than the previous week – a fall of two percent.

Salford saw a total of 814 cases in the week ending September 27, which is 118 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 17 percent.

The most recent coronavirus infection rate there is now 309.9.

In Bolton , the number of cases is up by seven percent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 245.3.

There were 707 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending September 27, 48 more than the previous seven days.

In Trafford , the latest infection rate is 479.8 cases per 100,000 and the number of cases has gone up by 37 percent.

A total of 1140 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on September 27, which is 305 more than the week before.

In Stockport , there were 1562 positive Covid-19 tests in the last week, 343 more than the previous seven days.

The borough has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Stockport is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 28 percent.

There were 1119 positive tests over the last week in Tameside , which is 170 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend there is up by 18 percent and the latest infection rate is 492.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Wigan recorded 1173 coronavirus cases, which is 245 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate there is 354.7, up 26 percent week-on-week.

Manchester , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1175 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 27, 10 fewer than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 211.4 cases per 100,000 people and is down by one percent week-on-week.

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