The latest coronavirus infection rates for every borough in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester now has the lowest number of coronavirus cases since the end of July.

There were 788 positive tests for the virus across all ten boroughs in the week ending August 24, the lowest number since July 28.

Rates are calculated up to three days ago because of the delay in reporting cases.

The infection rate is continuing to fall in Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Bolton, with the number of cases falling in seven of the region’s boroughs.

Cases are still rising in Wigan, with an extra 10 cases recorded in the last seven days. But the borough still has the lowest infection rate at 11.87.

There has also been an increase in positive tests in Trafford and Tameside, but only by two per cent in each borough.

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In Stockport, which has the lowest infection rate after Wigan, cases are continuing to drop.

There were 37 cases recorded there in the week ending August 24, a reduction of 12 week-on-week.

The infection rate is continuing to fall in Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Bolton, with the number of cases falling in seven of the region’s boroughs

Cases also appear to be falling rapidly in Oldham, Manchester and Rochdale.

Oldham still has the highest infection rate, at 51.87, but this has been falling nearly every day since targeted measures were introduced.

Oldham still has the highest infection rate, at 51.87
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There were 123 cases in the borough in the last seven days, a reduction of 69 from the week before.

Manchester’s infection rate remains at amber level, with a rate of 41.24 cases per 100,000 of the population.

There were 228 cases recorded in the week ending August 24, a fall of 44 week-on-week.

A total of 105 cases of Covid-19 were recorded across all ten boroughs today.

The health secretary is expected to make an announcement about local lockdown restrictions in Greater Manchester in the next 24 hours.

Last week, Matt Hancock announced that local leaders would be asked to suggest which areas were most in need of restrictions.

Following last week’s review, people living in Oldham were told they could no longer socialise with anyone outside their household and only use public transport if essential.

He also lifted the restrictions in Wigan.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday (August 26), Andy Burnham said a blanket removal of restrictions in Greater Manchester will not happen.

The region’s mayor said the strategy had worked so far but says there was never going to be a ‘blanket removal’ of restrictions.

He told the press conference there was never a Leicester-style ‘local lockdown’ and that the target was to reduce social gatherings in the home.

|Ma Evening Post