Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester … as they drop for 11th day in a row


Coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester fell for the 11th day in a row.Rates are currently falling fastest in Wigan.

There were 1,250 cases in Wigan for the week ending November 16, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

That’s 507 less than the week before and more than 1,000 less than the Wigan peak on October 27, when there had been 2,272 cases in the previous seven days.

That means Wigan’s rate, now 380.3 per 100,000 population, has fallen 45% from its peak on October 27.

Manchester is the only area further away from the peak level, but the city is in many ways an isolated case as its peak was due to infections in student areas.

The current image of the coronavirus in the ten districts of the region

The city’s current rate is now the third lowest in the region at 342.1, according to the data.

It has recorded 1,891 cases in the past seven days, 374 fewer week-on-week, a decrease of 17%.

Oldham still has the highest rate in the region at 499.8, nearly double the national average.

However, it has recorded 1,185 cases in the past seven days, down 440 week over week, down 27%.

Bury also saw a sharp drop with 781 cases in the past seven days, down 268 week-on-week, a 26% drop. Its rate is now 408.9.

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The smallest drop was seen at Stockport, but was still in double digits at 13%.

There were 864 cases in the borough last week, down from 125. Its rate is just under 300 to 294.5.

Trafford, which has seen a 25% reduction in cases week-over-week, has the region’s lowest rate at 288.2.

Overall, rates in Greater Manchester are down a third from their peak on November 2, when the average rate for the region was 569.1.

It now sits at 379.3, as the region sees the effect of the national lockdown measures introduced a fortnight ago on November 5.

However, it should be noted that rates in Greater Manchester were already falling at this point.

The region’s rate is down 20% week-on-week, compared to just 2% England-wide.


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