The latest coronavirus infection rates in every borough of Greater Manchester as cases continue to fall

Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall across much of Greater Manchester.

Case numbers are down in eight of the 10 boroughs, with only Manchester showing a slight increase.

A total of 8,357 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on August 4, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

That’s down by 1,056 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate fell by 11 per cent.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 294.7 cases per 100,000 people, slighter higher than the national average of 286.8.

With 381.8 cases per 100,000 people Salford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region, while Bolton, where the rate is 183.2 cases per 100,000 people, has the lowest.

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Hospital admissions

In the week ending on August 1, a total of 370 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19.

That’s 18 fewer than the week before, a fall of five per cent.

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On Tuesday August 3, there were 61 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That’s 18 more 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 August 4, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is nine fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

Bolton recorded 528 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 4, which is 168 fewer than the previous seven days.

The town’s infection rate is now 183.2 cases per 100,000 people, down by 24 per cent week-on-week.

In Tameside the number of cases is down by 20 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 262.4 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 596 positive Covid-19 tests in Tameside in the week ending August 4, which was 147 fewer than the previous seven days.

Cases are also down Trafford , where there were 691 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 4, which is 41 fewer than the previous seven days. That’s a six per cent week-on-week drop.

The latest infection rate in Trafford is 290.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In Oldham the latest infection rate is 336.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by nine per cent.

A total of 800 people tested positive for Covid in Oldham over the seven days ending on August 4, which is 79 fewer than the week before.

Stockport recorded 910 coronavirus cases, which is four more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Stockport is 309.3 cases per 100,000 people, the same as week earlier.

In Salford there were 1,003 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 4, which is 120 fewer than the previous seven days.

The borough has the highest infection rate in the region, but its infection rate is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 11 per cent.

There was a fall of 23 per cent in cases in Rochdale over the week ending August 4, and the infection rate is now 272.3 cases per 100,000 population.

Rochdale recorded 609 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 180 fewer than the previous week.

In Wigan the latest infection rate here is 225.0 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 744 cases recorded in the borough, which is 313 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 30 per cent.

There were 1,929 positive tests over the last week in Manchester , which is 15 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Manchester is up by one per cent and the latest infection rate is 347.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Bury saw a total of 547 cases in the week ending August 4, which is 27 fewer than the previous week. That’s a fall of five per cent.

In Bury, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 286.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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