These are the latest coronavirus infection rates for each borough of Greater Manchester


Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in Rochdale and Manchester, latest government data shows. Figures released on Saturday August 15 show that the infection rate in Rochdale reached 46.3 in the week ending August 12.

The city has the second highest COVID-19 infection rate in the region.

In Manchester, the infection rate rose to 42.3 – from 40.7 in the previous seven days.

If the rate reaches 50, the area will be placed on a “red alert” on the government’s watch list.

Latest infection rates in Greater Manchester on August 15

There were a total of 1,048 positive tests in Greater Manchester during the seven-day period ending August 12.

This figure is slightly lower than the previous day, but still represents an increase of 19% from the previous week.

About a quarter of those positive test results were in Oldham, with 257 cases recorded in the city.

The numbers continue to climb in Oldham – up 42% per week – but the rise has been slightly slower in the past two days.

– These charts are based on data published by Public Health England and can be accessed through this link.

– The government uses this data to determine whether to put an area on local lockdown. It would also be used to decide whether local restrictions should be lifted.

– The number of people tested increases, which will lead to an increase in the number of positive tests. However, there is no publicly available data on the number of tests performed in all areas, so it is not possible to compare them.

– Government uses cases for 100,000 rates to decide on local lockdowns

The infection rate dropped slightly from 112.2 to 108.4.

In six other boroughs – with the exception of Wigan – infection rates remain stable at around 25 to 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Wigan has the lowest rate of any borough in Greater Manchester.

The government confirmed on Friday that restrictions on social distancing will continue in Greater Manchester.

The rules, which include a ban on people from different households mingling in gardens or houses, were announced two weeks ago to tackle an increase in Covid cases in the North West, West Yorkshire, eastern Lancashire and Leicester.


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