Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester


Manchester’s coronavirus infection rate has risen again to 335.9 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest data from Public Health England.Manchester is the first borough in the Greater Manchester area to achieve an infection rate of over 300 and it is also the region with the fastest growing cases.

There were 1,857 positive tests in Manchester in the week ending September 30, 703 more than the week before – a 61% increase.

The MEN reported how a large number of cases among the student body around Fallowfield is causing the town to rise.

A third of the cases in Greater Manchester in the week ending September 30 involved the Borough of Manchester alone.

Across Greater Manchester, there is no indication that the seven-week spike in cases that started at the end of August is coming to an end.

The ten districts of the region now have an infection rate of over 100. Stockport became the last district to cross this threshold with an infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 109.7.

However, although the numbers remain high, the rate of increase in cases has stabilized in most boroughs in the region and cases are down week on week in Bolton and Bury.

On Saturday, Public Health England released a large backlog of positive test results, meaning there were a total of 1,657 cases added in the boroughs of Greater Manchester.

The added cases mean the infection rate for Greater Manchester as a whole has now reached over 200 cases per 100,000 for the first time.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham last week reported that the number of people requiring hospital treatment for coronavirus had increased in the past four weeks.

Ten more Covid-19-related deaths were reported in hospitals in Greater Manchester yesterday, bringing the total number of hospital deaths in the region to 2,298.

A total of 37 deaths were reported in hospitals in Greater Manchester last week – the highest seven-day total since the end of June.

However, hospital deaths in the region remain well below the figures recorded in April when they peaked at 386 for the week ending April 25.

Across the UK, more than 12,000 new cases were reported yesterday, a significant jump from 6,986 cases the previous day.

This was due to the technical issue which caused the backlog of cases also reported in Greater Manchester.

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