Neighborhoods in each borough of Greater Manchester with the highest cases of Covid-19


Two districts of Oldham have the second and third highest numbers of coronavirus cases in England. Only the Moulton neighborhood of Northampton – which has seen 292 employees test positive at a factory that supplies sandwiches to M&S – has a higher number of cases than Alexander Park and Werneth.

But both Oldham neighborhoods have seen a drop in infections over the past week, with Alexandra Park’s number falling by more than a third, from 72 to 44.

Elsewhere, there is a concentration of cases around central and east Manchester with Piccadilly, Ancoats, Ardwick, Beswick, Openshaw, Belle Vue, West Gorton and Levenshulme North all reporting between 10 and 13 cases.

Meanwhile, the number of cases in Wigan remains the lowest in Greater Manchester.

The figures were pulled together using an interactive map showing the number of positive Covid-19 test results in each neighborhood in England from August 8 to 14, based on data from the Office for National Statistics.

Here are the hot spots for each borough in Greater Manchester, as the map reveals.


Health Secretary Matt Hancock today refused to rule out a Leicester-type lockdown in Oldham due to the number of coronavirus cases.

Alexandra Park

But while continuing to record some of the highest Covid numbers in the country, some of the city’s worst-hit areas have actually seen their numbers drop this week.

Alexandra Park recorded 44 cases, up from 72 cases between Monday August 3 and Sunday August 9, while neighbor Werneth also recorded a slight drop from 37 to 33 over the same period.

Salem, immediately north of Alexander Park, has recorded 22 cases, while Busk, north of Werneth, has recorded 19 cases.


Levenshulme North is the worst affected area in Manchester this week with 13 cases reported.

Several areas around east and central Manchester – Piccadilly, Ancoats, Ardwick, Beswick, Openshaw, Belle Vue and West Gorton – also report similar numbers.

Levenshulme market

Crumpsall South has reported 12 cases, while Levenshulme South and Burnage North and Fallowfield West and Whalley Range South both have 11 cases.

Moss Side West, which recorded the highest number of cases in Manchester last week, with 14 people testing positive, has eight cases this week.


Wardleworth and Newbold Brow remains the worst affected area in Rochdale with 17 cases – a drop of seven from last week.

Neighbor Deeplish recorded 11 cases, up from 17.


Higher Broughton saw its number of cases almost double in one week, from nine to 17.

Salford Central has 10 cases, five people have tested positive in Langworthy and Buile Hill while Orsall and Salford Quays have reported four cases.


The number of Covids in this district remains relatively low compared to neighboring cities like Oldham and Rochdale.

Radcliffe Town Center

In downtown Buckley Wells and Fishpool is Bury’s worst-hit area with nine cases, while neighbor Black Lane has eight.

There are six cases in Radcliffe and further south, Prestwich Clough and Rainsough have three.


Ashton Waterloo remains the worst affected area in Tameside with 10 cases during the week ending August 14.

This is down from 16 the week before.

Eight people have tested positive in Hattersley, while there have been six cases in Dukinfield East and Hough Hill.


Stockport is one of the districts with the fewest cases of Covid, according to the map.

Norris Bank and Adswood are the worst affected areas in the borough with five cases each.

Four people have tested positive in Woodsmoor, Mile End and Woodbank Park.


Recent data shows that the number of positive test results in the borough remains relatively low although there has been a slight increase in some areas over the past week.

Neighbors Firswood and Old Trafford both have 10 crates.

Sale East has six cases, five people have tested positive in Hale Barns and there are four cases in Sale Central.


No neighborhood in Bolton recorded double-digit case counts during the week ending August 14.

Way of Saint Peter in Bolton

Last week’s hotspot, Springfield and Great Lever, saw its cases drop from 12 to 4.

Gilnow and Victory, Lostock and Ladybridge and Rumworth South each saw seven people who tested positive.


Wigan remains the least affected area in Greater Manchester.

Wigan city center

Leigh West reported six cases last week, five people have tested positive in Ashton-in-Makerfield West and there have been three cases in Laithwaite and Marsh Green.

All other neighborhoods in the district had between zero and two cases.


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