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Latest coronavirus infection rates as cases rise in five Greater Manchester boroughs ...

Latest coronavirus infection rates as cases rise in five Greater Manchester boroughs ...

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Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in five of Greater Manchester's ten boroughs.

Latest data shows a rate of 440.8 cases per 100,000 was recorded in the week ending November 24.

However the weekly rates have fallen in the other five boroughs.

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

The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 304.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 377.1 cases per 100,000 population.

This remains lower than the national average, which is 439.8 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 10,694 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on November 24.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 366 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 4 per cent in the last week..

The infection rate is higher than the national average one area of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in 9 areas.

In the week ending November 21, 210 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19 (Image: Joel Goodman)

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on November 21, a total of 210 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 43 fewer than the week before, a fall of 26 per cent.

On Tuesday November 23, there were 33 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is eight 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 November 24, a total of 36 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 16 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Bolton

In Bolton, the number of cases is down by six per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 335.8 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 968 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending November 24, which was 62 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Manchester

Manchester is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 326.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1813 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 60 more than the previous week - a rise of three per cent.

Trafford

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 419.6 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by nine per cent.

A total of 997 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on November 24, which is 83 more than the week before.

Salford

In Salford, there were 1158 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 24, which is 151 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 15 per cent.

Bury

The trend is down in Bury, where there were 746 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 24, which is 24 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 3 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 391.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Wigan

Wigan saw a total of 1290 cases in the week ending November 24, which is 38 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of three per cent.

In Wigan, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 390.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport

Stockport recorded 1156 coronavirus cases, which is 220 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Stockport is 392.9 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 24 per cent week-on-week.

Rochdale

There were 957 positive tests over the last week in Rochdale, which is 29 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Rochdale is down by three per cent and the latest infection rate is 427.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Tameside

There was a fall of six per cent in cases in Tameside over the week ending November 24, and the infection rate is now 389.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Tameside recorded 885 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 52 fewer than the previous week.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 724 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 24, which is 57 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 304.7 cases per 100,000 people and is up by nine per cent week-on-week.

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