Latest coronavirus infection rates as cases fall in six out of ten Greater Manchester boroughs

Manchester Evening News   15/09/2021 21:49

Coronavirus infection rates continue to fall in some areas of Greater Manchester with six out of the 10 boroughs recording a drop in cases.

The weekly rates have also gone up in four areas.

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region with 405.1 cases per 100,000 people in the week up to September 11, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

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The lowest infection rate is still in Bolton, where the rate is 272.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 320.2 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, which is 296.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 5, a total of 307 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19, seven more than the week before.

On Tuesday (September 7), there were 50 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals, two fewer than a week earlier.

Deaths

In the week ending September 11 a total of 30 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, 15 fewer than the week before.

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Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

The trend is down in Salford where there were 859 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 11, which is 57 fewer than the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 327 cases per 100,000 people which is higher than the national average.

Oldham recorded 790 coronavirus cases, which is 66 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Oldham is 332.5 cases per 100,000 people, up nine per cent week-on-week.

In Tameside , there were 920 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 11, which is 125 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 12 per cent.

Trafford saw a total of 749 cases in the week ending September 11, which is 111 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 13 per cent.

In Trafford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 315.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In Wigan , the latest infection rate is 340.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by four per cent.

A total of 1,126 people tested positive for Covid in Wigan over the seven days ending on September 11, which is 41 more than the week before.

There was a fall of one per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending September 11, and the infection rate is now 305.2 cases per 100,000 population.

Bury recorded 582 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 6 fewer than the previous week.

There were 1,077 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 77 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by seven per cent and the latest infection rate is 366.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton has the lowest infection rate in Greater Manchester, recording 786 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 11, 35 more in a week.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 272.7 cases per 100,000 people, up by five per cent.

Manchester is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 277.3 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,541 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 146 fewer than the previous week - a fall of nine per cent.

In Rochdale , the number of cases is up by three per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 290.6 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 650 positive Covid-19 tests in Rochdale in the week ending September 11, which was 19 more than the previous 7 days.

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