Latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester as nine boroughs show declining trend


Infection rates in all but one of Greater Manchester boroughs appear to be trending downward.Trafford is the only borough where rates are up slightly week over week, but the picture in the region is largely positive.

The infection rate there was still one of the lowest in the region, at 396.01 the week to November 6.

There have been 940 new cases in the past seven days at Trafford, a slight increase of 2% from the previous week.

Overall, Greater Manchester’s infection rate is down 10% week-on-week, suggesting that the metropolitan area as a whole is now on a downward trend.

Despite this, all infection rates in the district remain well above the national average of 245.2 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Greater Manchester’s latest infection rates

Infection rates in Bury and Oldham are down week-on-week for the first time since August.

Despite its decline, the infection rate in Oldham is still considerably high – at 716.11 per 100,000 population as of November 6.

There were 1,698 new cases in the week to November 6, down 3% from the previous week.

Infection rates in Manchester, Salford, Tameside, Stockport and Wigan all appear to be dropping quite significantly.

The number of cases in the city of Manchester peaked in early October, after students returned to university.

Since then, the rate has been steadily declining and now stands at 417.49 – the lowest rate since September 28.

There were 2,308 registered in Manchester in the week ending November 6, which is a 13% reduction week after week.

Rates are still considerably high in Wigan and Salford, but the number of cases appears to be declining significantly.

Daily cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester from August to November

Wigan had an infection rate of 577.21 in the week ending November 6 – the lowest since October 21.

There have been 1,897 new positive tests recorded in the past seven days, an 18 percent reduction week-over-week.

In Salford, where the infection rate is 528.50, 1,368 new cases were added in the week ending November 6, down 15% from the previous week.

Stockport has seen the most significant drop in cases over the past week and has the region’s lowest infection rate at 360.92.

There were 1,059 new cases recorded in the borough in the seven-day period to November 6, a drop of 21 percent week-over-week.

The latest data comes from when Greater Manchester recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19-related deaths in six months.

Another 64 people have died in hospitals in the region after contracting the virus – the largest daily increase in deaths in the region since April 21.

In total, this is the third highest daily increase in Greater Manchester since the start of the pandemic.

This means that the death toll in the region has passed 3,000 – it now stands at 3,027.

Meanwhile, the UK has recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths since May 12, according to the latest government data.

The most recent figures released on Tuesday evening showed a further 532 people have died from the disease in the past 24 hours.

It is the highest figure reported in a single day since May 12 and brings the total number of hospital deaths in Britain since the start of the pandemic to 49,770.


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