Latest Greater Manchester infection rates and data as cases rise in every borough

By Chris Slater

The number of coronavirus cases has again risen in all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, the latest figures show.

Rochdale saw the biggest increase in its infection rate week-on-week - 37 percent.

Oldham and Wigan saw rises of 24pc and 23pc.

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Stockport - which has the second-highest rate in the region - saw the smallest increase in cases at 6pc.

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

The borough recorded a rate of 479.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 7, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

The lowest infection rate is in Bolton, where the rate is 284.1.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 353.2 cases per 100,000 population.

That is higher than the national average, which is up by 12 percent to 341.9 cases per 100,000 people. However, five boroughs have rates lower than the national average.

A total of 10,015 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week ending September 7.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 1423 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 17 percent in the last week..

The infection rate is higher than the national average in five areas of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in five

The trend is up in Wigan , where the latest infection rate is now 354.7.

There were 1173 positive Covid-19 tests in Wigan in the week ending September 7.

That is 218 more than the previous seven days, and is up by 23 percent compared to the previous week.

Bury is another area where the trend is up. There were 613 cases recorded in Bury in the past week, 29 more than the previous - a rise of 5pc.

The latest infection rate there is 321.4.

Trafford recorded a total oif 869 weekly coronavirus cases, which is 112 more than in the previous seven days.

That means the latest infection rate is 365.8 - up 15pc week-on-week.

In Tameside, there were 1090 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 7,

That is 154 more than the previous seven days

Its rate of 479.9 is by currently the highest in the region.

Its rate is down slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by 16pc.

In Salford , the latest infection rate is now 373.1 with number of cases having gone up by 13 percent week-on-week.

A total of 980 people tested positive for Covid in Salford over the seven days ending on September 7, which is 115 more than the week before.

Bolton , which at 284.1 has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 819 positive Covid-19 tests in the last seven days - 132 more than the previous.
That means its infection rate is up by 19pc week-on-week.

Oldham recorded 802 cases, 157 more than the previous week, a rise of 24pc. The most recent rate there is now 337.5 cases per 100,000 people.

In Manchester , the number of cases is up by 16 percent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 322.3.

There were 1791 positive Covid-19 tests in Manchester in the week ending September 7, which was 245 more than the previous seven days.

Rochdale recorded 733 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, 197 more than the previous week. That meant there was a 37pc rise in cases over the last week, the highest jump in the latest set of figures which leaves its infection rate at 327.7.

There were 1145 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , 64 more than in the previous. The week-on-week trend there is up by 6pc, with the latest infection rate now 389.2 cases per 100,000.

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