These are the bang up to date coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester

Oldham’s coronavirus infection rate has risen again, the latest government data reveals.

Figures released on Saturday show that the borough still has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Oldham’s rate of infection rose to 75.1 in the seven days ending August 5.

There were 178 cases in the borough, which remains on ‘red’ alert, during that time – a rise of 39 on the previous day.

While the rate of infection fell in Rochdale to 33.3, down from 34.2 yesterday, eight new cases were recorded.

The borough remains on amber alert.

Rising infection rates have also been recorded in Bury and Bolton.

The number of cases in Bury has risen by 23 in Public Health England’s daily figures, with its infection rate rising to 28.3.

Meanwhile, there were 20 new cases in Bolton, bringing its total to 72. The borough’s infection rate stands at 25.0

Eight new cases were recorded in Tameside too, however, its transmission is no longer rising.

Growth in Manchester, Trafford and Stockport has halted and numbers are going down.

Manchester still has the third highest infection rate in the region and remains on ‘amber’ alert.

Stockport and Trafford were yesterday downgraded to ‘green alert’.

No new cases were recorded in Wigan, which currently has the lowest infection rate in Greater Manchester.

Yesterday Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that Greater Manchester’s local lockdown will continue.

Stricter rules on social gatherings announced last week will continue here, in West Yorkshire and Leicester.

Preston has also been added to the list of places where households are banned from gathering in the homes and gardens of others.

The decision comes following a review of all the local lockdowns on Thursday by government and local authorities.

There has been no evidence of a fall in the recent rise of cases per 100,000 people in each of the affected areas.

The restrictions on gatherings will be reviewed again next week with any changes to be announced by Friday, August 14.

|Ma Evening Post