This is a significant increase from yesterday’s increase of 1,811.
However, the numbers often tend to rise on Thursday due to the delay in numbers compared to the weekend.
In general, the infection rate in the region continues to decline in almost all the districts and now stands at 504 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
This compares to 260 cases per 100,000 population on average in England.
Only Rochdale saw a slight increase in cases today of 3%, while Trafford remains practically tied.
The other boroughs see all the positive results drop – in Stockport by almost 19%.
It comes as figures released by NHS England showed 46 more people have died in hospitals in Greater Manchester after contracting coronavirus.
The death toll now stands at 3,126.
Twelve more deaths were recorded at Manchester University Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust during the last 24-hour reporting period.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust have recorded seven more deaths, and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust have reported six more.
The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust have recorded three more deaths.
MEN reported tonight on the pressures our hospitals are facing – with the Pennine Acute NHS Trust recording more than 12 hours of wait times for a medical bed than anywhere else in the country last month.
The trust – which manages the Royal Oldham, North Manchester General and Fairfield General – accounted for one-sixth of the senior people nationwide.
It is understood that the situation has been particularly dire at Royal Oldham, which serves a borough that has consistently had high Covid infection rates for months, a situation which is now reverberating in hospitals.
The figures have been described as “extremely worrying” by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
College president Dr Katherine Henderson said she was “appalled and alarmed”.
“Despite our repeated calls to action, the overcrowding and care in the hallways is back and it must end,” she said. the patients.
“We simply cannot leave patients for hours in crowded hallways without social distancing, making infection prevention measures impossible; potentially exposing them to infections. ”