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The number of coronavirus cases has halved or more in four boroughs of Greater Manchester according to the latest figures.
The infection rate, the number of cases in total over seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, continues to decline in the ten districts.

Wigan and Tameside recorded the biggest drops, of 56% and 51% respectively.

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While cases have also halved in Bury and Bolton, which are the only areas to have rates below the national average.

Manchester’s rate fell 38% week-on-week, with all other boroughs also seeing sharp declines.

Salford continues to have the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.

In the week ending July 27, the borough recorded a rate of 428.8 cases per 100,000 population, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

The lowest infection rate is in Bolton, where the rate is 259.1 per 100,000.




Across Greater Manchester, the infection rate is now 343.9 cases per 100,000, slightly above the national average of 304.9.

A total of 9,752 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Greater Manchester during the week ending July 27.

Greater Manchester’s weekly total fell by 8,226 cases from the previous week, meaning the infection rate fell 46% last week.

The infection rate is still above the national average in eight parts of Greater Manchester, but lower in two.

However, the number of hospitalizations has increased.

In the week ending July 25, a total of 388 patients were admitted to NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester with Covid-19.

This is 67 more than the previous week, an increase of 21%.

On Tuesday July 27, there were 49 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester.

That’s two less than a week earlier.

This is the most recent data available for hospital admissions, NHS trust figures are not updated daily.

In the week ending July 27, a total of 40 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid in Greater Manchester, 12 more than the week before.

Infection rates for each borough of Greater Manchester

Tameside

Tameside recorded a total of 782 cases in the week ending July 27, 800 fewer than the week before.

That’s a 51 percent drop.

In Tameside, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 345.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolt

Bolton, which has the region’s lowest infection rate, recorded 745 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 27, down 745 from the previous 7 days.

Bolton’s coronavirus infection rate is now 259.1 cases per 100,000 people and is down 50% week-over-week.

Salford

In Salford, there were 1,110 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 27, down 737 from the previous 7 days.

Salford has the highest infection rate in the region. Salford infection rate is slightly down from the previous day and the week-to-week trend is down 40%

Rochdale

In Rochdale, the latest infection rate is 369.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has fallen by 44%.

A total of 821 people tested positive for Covid in Rochdale in the seven days ending July 27, 637 fewer than the week before.

Trafford

There was a 38% drop in cases in Trafford in the week ending July 27, and the infection rate is now 326.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Trafford recorded 774 positive Covid-19 tests in the seven-day period, 484 fewer than the week before.

Wigan

The trend is downward in Wigan, where there were 1,136 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 27, 1,421 fewer than the previous 7 days.

This is a decrease of 56% from the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 345.6 cases per 100,000 population, which is higher than the national average.

Stockport

In Stockport, the number of cases is down 46% from the previous week, leaving the infection rate at 325.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 954 positive Covid-19 tests in Stockport in the week ending July 27, down 797 from the previous 7 days.

Oldham

There were 943 positive tests in the past week in Oldham, down 860 from the week before.

The week-over-week trend in Oldham is down 48% and the latest infection rate is 397.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Bury

Bury is another area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 294.8 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 563 cases recorded in Bury, 552 fewer than the week before, a 50% drop.

Manchester

Manchester recorded 1,924 coronavirus cases, 1,193 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Manchester is 348.0 cases per 100,000 population, a 38% drop from week to week.

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