Coronavirus cases have go down by over 40 percent in over six Greater Manchester boroughs the latest data shows.
The infection rate, the number of seven-day total cases per 100,000 people, is continuing to fall in all ten boroughs.
The rates have now dipped below 300 in two new areas – Trafford and Stockport.
Whilst three the rates in three areas – Stockport, Bury and Bolton – are now below the national average, up from just one yesterday.
The biggest week-on-week drop was seen in Wigan where cases were down by almost a half, leaving its rate at308.5.
Whilst Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Trafford, Stockport and Bolton all recorded weekly decreases of over 40 percent.
The slowest rate of decrease, of 27 percent, was in Manchester which at 352.9, now has the second-highest rate in the region.
Salford continues to have the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.
The borough recorded a rate of 429.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending July 29, according to the latest data from Public Health England.
The lowest rate is in Bolton, where the rate is 231.3 cases per 100,000 people.
In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 320.5 cases per 100,000 population.
The overall infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, which is 291.9.
A total of 9,087 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on July 29.
The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 5863 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 39 percent in the last week..
In the week ending on July 25, a total of 388 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19.
That is 67 more than the week before, a rise of 21 percent.
On Tuesday, July 27, there were 49 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is two fewer than a week earlier.
This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.
In the week ending July 29, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 5 more than the week before.
The infection rates for each borough in Greater Manchester
The trend is down in Wigan, where there were 1014 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 29, which is 980 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 49 per cent compared to the previous week.
The latest infection rate in Wigan is 308.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.
Bury is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 291.6 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 557 cases recorded in Bury, which is 336 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 38 per cent.
In Oldham, the latest infection rate is 350.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 44 per cent.
A total of 831 people tested positive for Covid in Oldham over the seven days ending on July 29, which is 657 fewer than the week before.
Tameside saw a total of 698 cases in the week ending July 29, which is 594 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 46 per cent.
In Tameside, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 308.2 cases per 100,000 people.
Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 665 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 29, which is 574 fewer than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 231.3 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 46 per cent week-on-week.
Rochdale recorded 704 coronavirus cases, which is 536 fewer than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 316.5 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 43 per cent week-on-week.
In Salford, there were 1112 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 29, which is 444 fewer than the previous 7 days.
Salford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Salford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 29 percent.
In Stockport, the number of cases is down by 43 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 291.7 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 856 positive Covid-19 tests in Stockport in the week ending July 29, which was 654 fewer than the previous 7 days.
There were 1951 positive tests over the last week in Manchester, which is 704 fewer than in the previous week.
The week-on-week trend in Manchester is down by 27 per cent and the latest infection rate is 352.9 cases per 100,000 people.
There was a fall of 35 percent in cases in Trafford over the week ending July 29, and the infection rate is now 294.5 cases per 100,000 population.
Trafford recorded 699 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 384 fewer than the previous week.