The latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester

All 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester are continuing to see significant drops in the coronavirus infection rate.

Across the region cases are down by more than fifth week-on-week.

The latest Public Health England figures show that in the week to November 15, Greater Manchester’s average infection rate fell by 22% to 399.1 cases per 100,000 people.

But rates in the region are still considerably higher than the nationwide average, which rose 2% to 265.5.

However it appears the downward trend is actually accelerating in Greater Manchester, with seven boroughs seeing a larger percentage drop today than yesterday.

In Wigan cases are plummeting.

The borough’s infection rate has fallen 41% since peaking at 691 on October 27.

Now it’s 408.9, down 29% on week-on-week.

Oldham, which remains the worst-affected area in Greater Manchester, saw its infection fall 30% on the previous week to 525.9.

Bury, Bolton and Trafford all saw their infection rates fall by almost a quarter week-on-week, while in Rochdale, Tameside and Manchester cases dropped by almost a fifth.

In Bolton the infection rate fell by 17% to 426, and in Stockport cases were down 14% giving the borough an infection rate of 312.9.

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|Ma Evening Post