Latest coronavirus infection rates: more hospital admissions and fewer deaths as cases fall in two Greater Manchester boroughs

By Fran Way

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in eight out of 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Tameside still has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region with 439.4 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 9, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

The lowest infection rate is in Bolton, where there are 284.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate stands at 339.8 cases per 100,000 people. The national average is 320.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In the seven days to September 9, a total of 9,637 people tested positive for Covid-19 across Greater Manchester. This figure has increased by 710 cases compared to the week before, meaning the infection rate was up 8 percent in a week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 5, a total of 307 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester Hospitals with Covid-19. That is seven more than the week before, a rise of two per cent.

On Tuesday (September 7), there were 50 Mechanical Ventialiation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients at Greater Manchester hospitals. That's two fewer than the week before.

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 9, a total of 35 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 4 fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

There were 1088 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 44 fewer than in the previous week.
The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by four per cent and the latest infection rate is 369.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In Wigan , the latest infection rate is 360.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 21 per cent.
A total of 1191 people tested positive for Covid in Wigan over the seven days ending on September 9, which is 206 more than the week before.

Bolton , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 821 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 9, which is 111 more than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 284.8 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 16 per cent week-on-week.

Trafford saw a total of 820 cases in the week ending September 9, which is 7 more than the previous week. That is a rise of one per cent.
In Trafford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 345.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bury , the number of cases is down by two per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 305.7 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 583 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending September 9, which was 14 fewer than the previous 7 days.

There was a rise of 19 per cent in cases in Rochdale over the week ending September 9, and the infection rate is now 305.8 cases per 100,000 population.
Rochdale recorded 684 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 108 more than the previous week.

In Tameside , there were 998 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 9, which is 7 more than the previous 7 days.
Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is down slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by one per cent.

The trend is up in Oldham , where there were 836 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 9, which is 188 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 29 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Oldham is 351.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.

Manchester is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 301.2 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 1674 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 69 more than the previous week - a rise of four per cent.

Salford recorded 942 coronavirus cases, which is 72 more than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Salford is 358.6 cases per 100,000 people and that is up eight per cent week-on-week.

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