Latest Greater Manchester infection rates

Coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester continue to fall and are down by over a third from last week.

The latest data from Public Health England shows the rate for the region is now 230.6 per 100,000 of population.

That is down 36 per cent on last week.

It is still above the national rate of 186.7 but the rate is falling faster than the country as a whole.

Rates are currently falling fastest in Salford.

There were 492 cases in Salford for week ending November 24,down from 982 meaning the number of cases has fallen by half in a week.

It also means the borough’s infection rate, now 190.1, has dropped below 200 for first time since September 24.

The rate in Tameside, now 192.9, has also gone below 200, for first time since September 28.

There were 437 cases there in the last seven days, down 345 on the previous seven a drop of 44 percent.

There was a similar drop in Trafford

There were 337 cases in the week ending November 24, down by 274 week-on-week, a decrease of 45pc.

Its rate of 142 means it has the lowest infection rate in the region and is even below the England-wide rate of 175.5.

There was anger from residents this week about the decision to put the borough into Tier 3 restrictions when national lockdown ends.

The rate in Stockport,now 176.9, is also just marginally above the national average now having dropped by 37pc week-on-week.

Bolton saw the slowest decrease, of 29pc with the rate the third highest in the region at 272.

Manchester’s rate, now 219.2 is down by just over a third.

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There were 1,212 cases in the city in the last seven days, down by 581 on the previous seven, a decrease of 32pc.

The entire region will be placed back under Tier 3 restrictions next week when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday, December 2.

The two areas with the highest rates, Rochdale at 312 and Oldham at 310.4 both saw a 34pc week-on-week decrease in the number of cases.

Today the Twitter account for the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s office said: “If our coronavirus rates keep on falling we will be able to get back to more of the things we all love to do.

“So let’s all keep at it, for each other.”

|Ma Evening Post