Greater Manchester’s latest Covid infection rates as cases fall in NINE boroughs

Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in nine boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Only Bury has seen a week-on-week increase in cases.

Across Greater Manchester the infection rate is now 365.6 cases per 100,000 people, the latest UK Health Security Agency figures show.

The national average is 435.6.

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A total of 10,366 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on October 26.

That’s down by 1,244 cases week-on-week, a fall of 11 per cent.

Trafford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Bolton, where the rate is 282.7 cases per 100,000 people, has the lowest.

Greater Manchester covid infection rates Saturday, October 30

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on October 24, a total of 276 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19.

That’s 30 more than the week before, a rise of 12 per cent.

On Tuesday October 26, there were 32 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 10 fewer than a week earlier.

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

Deaths

In the week ending October 26, a total of 40 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is eight fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

There was a fall of nine per cent in cases in Oldham over the week ending October 26, and the infection rate is now 292.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Oldham recorded 694 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period. That’s 71 fewer than the previous week.

Tameside recorded 963 coronavirus cases, which is 85 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Tameside is 424.0 cases per 100,000 people and that is down eight per cent week-on-week.”

Wigan saw a total of 1,227 cases in the week ending October 26, which is 139 fewer than the previous week.

That’s a fall of 10 per cent.

In Wigan, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 371.0 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 815 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 26, which is 50 fewer than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 282.7 cases per 100,000 people and is down by six per cent week-on-week.

In Salford the number of cases is down by 13 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 291.2 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 765 positive Covid-19 tests in Salford in the week ending October 26, which was 110 fewer than the previous seven days.

In Rochdale the latest infection rate is 433.2 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 10 per cent.

A total of 969 people tested positive for Covid in Rochdale over the seven days ending on October 26, which is 108 fewer than the week before.

Cases are also falling in Manchester , where the latest infection rate is 282.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,572 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 234 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 13 per cent.

In Trafford there were 1,176 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 26, which is 276 fewer than the previous seven days.

Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 19 per cent.

There were 1,390 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 210 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by 13 per cent and the latest infection rate is 472.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Cases are rising in Bury , where there were 795 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 26, which is 39 more than the previous seven days. That is up by five per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 416.9 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

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