Latest coronavirus infection rates across Greater Manchester as cases go up in seven boroughs

By Ashlie Blakey

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in seven boroughs across Greater Manchester, the latest data shows.

The latest Public Health England data shows cases have risen in Tameside, Stockport, Trafford, Bury, Wigan, Oldham and Bolton.

Cases have fallen in three areas - Salford, Manchester and Rochdale.

Tameside continues to have the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester, while Bolton has the lowest.

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The infection rate for the region as a whole now stands at 324.2 per 100,000 people.

This is higher than the national average of 323.9.

A total of 9,192 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week ending September 3.

The weekly total has increased by 287 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 3 per cent in the last week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on August 29, a total of 300 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 68 fewer than the week before, a fall of 29 per cent.

On Tuesday August 31, there were 52 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is the same as 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 September 3, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is one more than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester on September 7 (MEN)

In Tameside , there were 1029 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 3, which is 61 more than the previous week.

The infection rate stands at 453.1, which is up slightly compared with the previous day up by six per cent week-on-week.

There were 1150 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 117 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend is up by 11 per cent and the latest infection rate is 390.9.

Bolton recorded 727 positive Covid-19 tests which is 17 more than the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is now 252.2 and is up by two per cent week-on-week.

In Trafford , the latest infection rate is 353.1 and the number of cases has gone up by six per cent.

A total of 839 people tested positive for Covid which is 46 more than the week before.

Infection rates have gone up in seven areas of Greater Manchester (Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning)

Wigan saw a total of 1032 cases in the week ending September 3, which is 103 more than the previous week and a rise of 11 per cent.

The most recent coronavirus infection rate in the borough is now 312.1.

The trend is up in Bury , where there were 599 positive Covid-19 tests which is 35 more than the previous week.

That is up by six per cent compared to the previous week and the latest infection rate is now 314.1.

There was a rise of one per cent in cases in Oldham - and the infection rate is now 295.4.

The borough recorded 702 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 10 more than the previous week.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 267.8.

There were 599 cases recorded, which is 21 fewer than the previous week - a fall of three per cent.

Salford recorded 903 coronavirus cases, which is 20 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate is 343.7 and that is down two per cent week-on-week.

In Manchester , the number of cases is down by four per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 290.1.

There were 1612 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 3, which was 61 fewer than the previous week.

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