Coronavirus infection rates are still rising in every borough in Greater Manchester

By Damon Wilkinson

Coronavirus infection rates continue to climb in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.

And Trafford is still the worst affected area in the country, the latest figures show.

The borough recorded a rate of 817.4 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 10, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

But there are tentative signs the spike may be flattening out, with the week-on-week increase slowing down, while the borough actually saw a slight decrease in cases on the previous day.

Rochdale, where the infection rate is up 49%, saw the biggest leap in cases, while Wigan and Bury also saw a significant increase in infections.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 412.8 cases per 100,000 population.

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The national average is 383.3.

A total of 11,706 people tested positive across Greater Manchester in the week ending October 10.

That's a week-on-week increase of 1,998 cases, which means the infection rate was up 21 per cent.

(Staff/PHE)

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on October 10, a total of 233 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 21 more than the week before, a rise of 10%.

On Tuesday October 12, there were 38 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is one 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 October 10, a total of 32 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

In Tameside the latest infection rate is 513.8 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 14%.

A total of 1,167 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on October 10, which is 140 more than the week before.

In Oldham the number of cases is up by 15% week-on-week - leaving the infection rate at 347.2 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 825 positive Covid-19 tests in Oldham in the week ending October 10, which was 106 more than the previous seven days.

Trafford saw 1,942 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 10, which is 473 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by 32%.

Manchester's latest infection rate is 277.5 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,542 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 254 more than the previous week - a rise of 20%.

There were 1,721 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 198 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 13% and the latest infection rate is 585.0 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 690 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending October 10, which is 136 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 25% compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 361.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Bolton , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 775 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 10, which is 48 more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 268.9 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 7% week-on-week.

Wigan recorded 1,310 coronavirus cases, which is 279 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 396.1 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 27% week-on-week.

There was a 12% in cases in Salford over the week ending October 10, and the infection rate is now 352.5 cases per 100,000 population.

Salford recorded 926 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 97 more than the previous week.

Rochdale saw a total of 808 cases in the week ending October 10, which is 267 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 49 per cent.

In Rochdale, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 361.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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