Latest Greater Manchester Covid rates as one borough sees cases rise

Coronavirus infection rates continue to fall steadily across the vast majority of Greater Manchester.

But one borough has seen cases leap by almost a third in a week.

In Trafford cases rose by 31 per cent in the seven days to March 31,

Across the region the infection rate is now 77.7 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest data from Public Health England..

That’s higher than the national average of 43.8.

Oldham continues to have the highest rate in Greater Manchester, while Stockport has the lowest.

In the week ending March 31 there were 24 Covid-19 deaths recorded in the region, which was nine fewer than in the previous seven days.

A total of 2,202 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the same week.

The very latest Covid infection rates
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There were 406 fewer cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate fell by 16 per cent.

But the infection rate is higher than the national average in all 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester.

Trafford recorded 163 positive Covid-19 tests over the week, and the infection rate is now 68.7 cases per 100,000 population.

That’s 39 more than the previous seven days.

In Tameside , the latest infection rate is 88.7 and the number of cases has gone down by 18 per cent.

A total of 201 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on March 31, which is 45 fewer than the week before.

Bury also saw a significant fall in cases. The latest infection rate here is 60.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 116 cases recorded in Bury, which is 29 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 20 per cent.

Stockport recorded 173 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 31, 66 fewer than the previous seven days.

The borough’s rate is now 59.0, down by 28 per cent week-on-week.

In Oldham there were 95.7 cases per 100,000 people there in the week ending March 31. There were 227 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 31, which is 27 fewer than the previous seven days.

The week-on-week trend is down by 11 per cent.

Rochdale is also seeing a downward trend. there were 181 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 31, 49 fewer than the previous seven days. That’s down 21 per cent on the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 81.4.

In Wigan , the number of cases is down by 33 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 67.5.

There were 222 positive Covid-19 tests in Wigan in the week ending March 31, which was 108 fewer than the previous seven days.

Manchester recorded 458 coronavirus cases, which is 73 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Manchester is 82.8 cases per 100,000 people – down 14 per cent week-on-week.

There were 270 positive tests over the last week in Bolton , 30 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The week-on-week trend in Bolton is down by 10 per cent and the latest infection rate is 93.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Salford saw a total of 191 cases in the week ending March 31, which is 18 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of nine per cent.

The infection rate is now 73.8 cases per 100,000 people.

MEN – Stockport