Drop in coronavirus cases in every borough of Greater Manchester

Drop in coronavirus cases in every borough of Greater Manchester

Covid-19 infection rates have dropped significantly across all Greater Manchester boroughs.

The 10 boroughs of the city-region now have an infection rate of less than 2,000 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with cases decreasing across the country.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 1,750.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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The infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, which is 1,476.7 cases per 100,000 people.

As cases continue to fall sharply, Covid deaths continue to rise.

Rochdale now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region, overtaking Salford.

The borough recorded a rate of 1,900.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 10, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

This represents 902 fewer cases than the previous seven days, a decrease of 18%.

There were 4,959 positive tests over the past week at Salford, down 1,893 from the previous week.

The weekly trend in Salford is down 28% and the latest infection rate is 1,887.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Wigan has seen one of the biggest drops in new cases this week.

The borough recorded 3,000 fewer cases in the seven days to Jan. 10 — a 33% drop in cases — equivalent to an infection rate of 1,863.6 new positive tests per 100,000 residents.

Tameside and Bolton recorded the next highest rates in the latest set of figures.

Covid infection rate in Greater Manchester in the seven days to January 10
Covid infection rate in Greater Manchester in the seven days to January 10

Both have seen more than 1,000 fewer cases this week than last, with Tameside having an infection rate of 1,859 per 100,000 and Bolton recording a rate of 1,849.1 per 100,000.

This is a drop of 25% for Tameside and 18% for Bolton.

Oldham has seen one of the biggest drops in cases this week, with a 29% drop.

The borough saw a total of 3,931 cases in the week ending January 10, down 1,599 from the previous week.

This gave the region an infection rate of 1,654.3 new cases per 100,000 people.

Manchester no longer has the lowest infection rate in the region, despite a further drop in cases.

Manchester recorded 9,134 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, down 2,110 from the previous week, giving it an infection rate of 1,643.6 per 100,000 population.

In Trafford, the number of cases fell by 26% from the previous week, leaving the infection rate at 1,643.2 cases per 100,000 population.

And in Bury there was a 29% drop in cases, or 1,258 fewer cases, giving the borough an infection rate of 1,610.3 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The lowest infection rate is now in Stockport, where the rate is 1,591.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Stockport recorded 4,683 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 10, down 2,636 from the previous 7 days, a drop of 36%.

While cases have fallen significantly, the number of people who have died in Greater Manchester hospitals from Covid-19 has continued to rise.

In the week ending January 10, a total of 115 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid in area hospitals, 41 more than the previous week.

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