These are the latest rates of coronavirus infection as cases drop in half of Greater Manchester’s boroughs


Coronavirus infection rates are falling in half of Greater Manchester’s boroughs. The latest infection rates released on Tuesday show cases are now down in Salford and Bolton, and continuing to drop in Rochdale, Manchester and Trafford.

Overall, cases are up 1.2% per week in Greater Manchester, while a week ago they were up 34.4%. This could indicate that the numbers are stabilizing.

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The numbers take into account the week through October 30, the first full week after Greater Manchester were placed in Tier 3 restrictions.

However, the cases remain very high.

Oldham hit a new high of 735.1 – the highest rate on record in Greater Manchester.

Infection rate as of Tuesday, November 3

The infection rate statistics, per 100,000 inhabitants, released on Tuesday are:

Oldham – 735,1

Wigan – 678,5

Salford – 619,7

Rochdale – 582,2

Bolton – 546,3

Tameside – 537,7

Bury – 565.5

Manchester – 474,1

Stockport – 452,6

Trafford – 386,7

The numbers come as England prepare to enter another domestic lockout on Thursday.

The prime minister said there was now “no other alternative” than to implement tough measures to curb rising coronavirus rates across the country.

The lockdown will see the closure of non-essential services and businesses, including pubs and restaurants, until December 2, while essential stores and educational institutions will remain open.

Another 36 people have died in hospitals in Greater Manchester after testing positive for the coronavirus, NHS England confirmed today.

The death toll in hospitals in the region has now reached 2,761, according to the latest NHS figures.


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