Manchester’s infection rate is 460 cases per 100,000 population, according to statistics from Public Health England.
It is still the highest in the region.
Much of the city’s peak – which saw the infection rate peak at 582 on October 6 – has been attributed to outbreaks in dormitories after students returned to college.
But localized figures show that in heavily populated student areas such as Fallowfield, the number of cases is down 70 percent week-over-week.
As the row over the imposition of Level 3 lockdown restrictions on Greater Manchester rumbles, at a press conference on Friday afternoon Boris Johnson said the situation in the region was “serious and getting worse with each passing day. day ”.
And figures from the other nine boroughs seem to support this claim.
All other parts of Greater Manchester continue to see infection rates rising, but at a slower pace than in the days and weeks before.
Bolton recorded more than 1,000 cases in a week for the first time, while Salford’s infection rate topped 400 for the first time.
Rochdale, with an infection rate of 432.1, Bury at 395.8, Bolton at 348.8, Salford 402.2, Wigan 422.3 and Tameside 325.4 all posted their highest rates until now.
But it should be noted that during the first wave of ‘pillar two’ of the pandemic, the results of tests performed at transfer centers and home test kits processed in commercial laboratories were not included. in infection rates.