Latest rates of coronavirus infection in the borough of Greater Manchester as cases continue to rise

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The latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester show cases continuing to rise in all ten boroughs – but at a slower rate than they were.
Statistics released by Public Health England show that the increase in cases after Christmas appears to have slowed.

The average infection rate in England has declined slightly, while the average in Greater Manchester has stabilized.



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The ten boroughs of Greater Manchester remain below the average rate for England.




Wigan remains the worst affected area in Greater Manchester, with 457 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as of January 6.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the country would enter a third national lockdown two days earlier.

Cases are on the rise in all of our boroughs week on week, ranging from the smallest increase of 31% in Bury to 68% in Salford.

The average case rate for Greater Manchester is 415.1, a 48% increase from the previous week.

It comes as Chris Whitty, the UK’s chief medical officer, issued a stern warning about the impact of soaring infection rates in the NHS.




“The new, more transmissible variant of this disease is spreading rapidly across the country and is having tragic consequences,” he said in a statement.

“Hospitals are always busy in the winter, but the NHS in parts of the country is currently facing the most dangerous situation that can be remembered. ”

More than 80,000 people have now died in the UK after contracting the virus.

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