The latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester as rates rise in every borough

By Ashlie Blakey

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, the latest data shows.

The latest Public Health England data shows that transmission rates have gone up across the entire region.

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

In the region as a whole, the infection rate is now 340.9 cases per 100,000 population.

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This is higher than the national average of 337.7.

A total of 9,666 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on September 5.

The weekly total has increased by 1125 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 13 per cent in the last week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 5, a total of 307 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS 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 Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is two fewer 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 September 5, a total of 40 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is three fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Coronavirus infection rates on September 9 (MEN)

In Manchester, the number of cases is up by 11 per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 311.8.

There were 1733 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 5, which was 169 more than the previous week.

There was a rise of 12 per cent in cases in Oldham, and the infection rate is now 312.3.

The borough recorded 742 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 80 more than the previous week.

There were 1155 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 145 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend is up by 14 per cent and the latest infection rate is 392.6.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 295.5.

There were 661 cases recorded, which is 100 more than the previous week - a rise of 18 per cent.

The trend is up in Wigan, where there were 1126 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 5, which is 227 more than the previous week. That is up by 25 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in the borough is 340.5, which is higher than the national average.

The borough recorded 858 coronavirus cases, which is 98 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate is 361.1 and that is up 13 per cent week-on-week.

In Tameside, there were 1070 positive Covid-19 tests, which is 142 more than the previous week.

The borough is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 15 per cent.

Bolton recorded 772 positive Covid-19 tests, which is 52 more than the previous week.

The infection rate is now 267.8 and is up by seven per cent week-on-week.

Bury saw a total of 600 cases, which is 45 more than the previous week and a rise of eight per cent.

In the borough, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 314.6.

In Salford, the latest infection rate is 361.3 and the number of cases has gone up by eight per cent.

A total of 949 people tested positive over the seven days ending on September 5, which is 67 more than the week before.

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