BREAKDOWN: Up-to-date coronavirus infection rates in every borough of Greater Manchester – most have increased


Coronavirus infection rates continued to rise in Greater Manchester after the local lockdown was imposed last week, the latest government data shows. Figures released Thursday afternoon show the infection rate in Oldham has risen sharply.

Prices increase week by week in seven of the ten boroughs.

Oldham’s infection rate has now reached 67.9 per 100,000 people after there were 161 positive cases in the week to Monday, August 3. That’s the biggest weekly total since May 8.

There have been more than 100 positive cases in Oldham in the few days since the new measures were imposed at midnight on Thursday, July 30, and that figure will rise as late test results are added in the next days.

Latest infection rates

In Manchester, there were 183 cases in the week to August 3, 28 more cases than the week before, but the rate has declined slightly since the local lockdown went into effect.

Tameside and Salford, both of which have a higher rate than Trafford, where the number of cases has declined over the past week, are other areas where infection rates have increased.

Stockport and Bolton also saw infection rates rise in the past week.

Infection rates are rising but remain low in Bury, while in Wigan there has been no noticeable increase and the borough has the lowest rates of any area in Greater Manchester.

Click on this interactive graph below for details on infection rates in each of the ten boroughs

Targeted lockdown measures were announced last Thursday evening after a spike in infections.

The new measures covered all of Greater Manchester as well as parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Residents of Greater Manchester have been banned from meeting inside their homes or in gardens, and households can no longer mingle inside pubs, restaurants and other places of hospitality.

Nurses work on a Covid-19 patient

The directive is now law. The police have the power to impose fixed fines.

The latest figures show Oldham remains on the “red” alert level.

Manchester, Rochdale, Tameside, Salford, Trafford and Stockport are rated orange.

The other districts are green.

People are also prohibited from meeting other people from different households in areas outside the lockdown zone, such as homes in neighboring towns not subject to the rules.

The legislation also indicated when the new rules should be reviewed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the government.

It states that a review of restrictions must be carried out once every 14 days.

This means that the first review will take place no later than August 19 – but it could be earlier.

Legally, the rules could be in place for up to six months if they are not dropped by the government in the meantime.

The Greater Manchester Strategic Coordination Group declared a major incident on Saturday.

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