Greater Manchester’s new coronavirus hotspots


New areas of Greater Manchester have become hot spots for coronavirus cases over the past week.Firswood, in north Trafford, recorded 14 new cases between August 14 and August 20.

The region joins Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall South in Manchester, which saw 10 and 13 new cases respectively over the same period.

Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall South lie adjacent to the Salford areas of Broughton and Broughton Park, which have seen high numbers of cases throughout the pandemic.

This is the second week in a row that Crumpsall South has seen a double-digit increase in new cases.

Latest data shows positive coronavirus test results increasing in Bury

Other new areas of concern in Greater Manchester include Moss Side West, with 10 new cases, and Levenshulme North with 12.

Levenshulme North is adjacent to Levenshulme South, which recorded 11 new cases last week.

Manchester is set to be upgraded to a ‘red alert’ level on its infection rates in recent weeks. The latest data show the city has 42.7 per 100,000 cases, with the minimum threshold for becoming a “red alert” at 50 per 100,000.

The areas of Oldham, which has been one of the hardest hit places in England, remain particularly hard hit, with 17 new cases this week in Chadderton North, 12 in Oldham Town North, 13 in Busk, 24 in Alexandra Park and a whopping 30 in Werneth.

Despite stricter local lockdowns in the region, Oldham accounts for 96 of Greater Manchester’s new cases.

Alexandra Park and Chadderton have remained areas of persistent problem for authorities, still with some of the highest case rates in the region and at one point in the country.

Greater Manchester Borough Infection Rate

Infection rates in the city-region vary from one arrondissement to another.

Although accounting for 96 of Greater Manchester’s new cases during the period August 14-20 and still having a “red alert” infection rate of 60.7 per 100,000 people as of August 21, the rate of Oldham’s infection has declined over the last couple. of weeks.

Greater Manchester infection rate on August 24

Manchester’s infection rate remains stable and currently stands at 42.7. Any increase in its infection rate that would make it exceed the threshold of 50 per 100,000 would mean that the borough officially goes into the “red alert” category.

Rochdale comes after Manchester, with an infection rate of 37.8.

Bury’s rate also remains constant at 33.0 at the moment but, for the past five consecutive weeks, has seen an increase in new cases every week.

Salford has a declining infection rate. Its overall rate is 27.0, but previously in the pandemic areas of Salford bordering Manchester, case rates were particularly high.

Tameside is stable with an infection rate of 23.4 per 100,000 people. The borough saw its new cases double in just seven days in early August, but things have stabilized since.

Next is Trafford, where the infection rate is down to 18.1. Earlier in the outbreak, the borough had the fifth highest infection rate in the country.

Now that has been brought back under control as previous areas of concern like Hale Barns are now seeing far fewer new cases.

Stockport’s rate is also down and currently sits at 13.3. The borough has had one of the lowest infection rates in Greater Manchester in recent weeks.

Bolton has an infection rate of just 12.9 and his rate is dropping. Last week, ending August 19, there were just 24 new cases across the borough, a drop of more than half from the previous week.

Finally, Wigan has the lowest rate of the 10 boroughs, with 10.9 people infected with COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The region’s rate remains stable and the borough is expected to be released from local foreclosure measures affecting the rest of Greater Manchester next week.

Overall, this means that the infection rate is declining in half of the region’s boroughs.

The latest data shows Greater Manchester had its lowest number of new cases in a week since July 28 this week.

Figures released yesterday (August 24) show that there were 805 cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester until August 21. There is a slight delay in the data communication.

Yesterday 89 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the region.


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