Latest coronavirus infection rates for each borough as Manchester crosses 200 mark


More than 1,000 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the city of Manchester in the week leading up to September 24, the latest figures available, according to data tonight. The infection rate, the number of people who test positive per 100,000 population, in Manchester now stands at 201.

It is the second highest in Greater Manchester after Bolton.

The increase in Manchester is likely to be attributed in part to the coronavirus outbreak linked to two halls of residence at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Data, released by Public Health England on Sunday, shows Bolton’s infection rate to be 238.

The numbers, for the seven days to September 24, are based on tests done in laboratories – pillar 1 of the government’s testing program – and in the wider community, pillar 2.

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Data for the last three days have been excluded as they are incomplete and subject to revision.

Burnley is currently the place with the highest infection rate in the UK – with 269.9 per 100,000 population.

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Knowsley has the second highest rate, dropping from 137.2 to 265.1 with 400 new cases.

Liverpool are in third place, where the rate fell from 146.6 to 251.8, with 1,254 new cases.

Bolton has the fifth highest infection rate in the country, with Manchester the ninth highest.

Every borough in Greater Manchester is still on red alert, with all infection rates above the national average of 53.4 per 100,000.

Only Bolton and Manchester have an infection rate above 200.

The infection rates in the other eight parts of Greater Manchester are:

– Bury 187

– Oldham 182

– Rochdale 176

– Salford 154

– Tameside 153

– Wigan 136

– Trafford 99

– Stockport 84

According to the latest figures, released by the Department of Health on Sunday, 5,693 new laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 434,969.

As the virus has claimed the lives of 18 other people in UK hospitals.


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