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Latest covid rates for Greater Manchester as cases increase in nine boroughs

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

Manchester continues to have the highest rate in the region with 464 cases per 100,000 people.

That is almost three times the national average which is 159.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 367 cases per 100,000 population and the rate is higher than the national average in all ten local authorities.

The number of cases has also gone above 2,000 in a single day for the first time since January.

Deaths linked to covid continue to remain low with only 14 recorded in the UK on Wednesday, a drop of more than 23 per cent on last week.

Experts say this is further evidence that the vaccination has broken the link between covid and people ending up seriously ill.





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There are calls for the government to bring forward the relaxation of restrictions.

However, Greater Manchester’s health system remains under severe strain with reports of long waits at A&E deparments and GP services overwhelmed.

In terms of each borough, the lowest infection rate is in Stockport where there are 248 cases per 100,000 people.



Bolton is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate is 273 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 787 cases recorded in Bolton, which is 62 more than the previous week – a rise of nine per cent.

Bury recorded 689 coronavirus cases, which is 30 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 360.8 cases per 100,000 people and that is up five per cent week-on-week.



The infection rate is above the national average in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester

Rochdale saw a total of 750 cases in the week ending June 26, which is 205 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 38 per cent.

In Rochdale, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 337.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There was a rise of 25 per cent in cases in Trafford over the week ending June 26, and the infection rate is now 323.6 cases per 100,000 population.



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Trafford recorded 768 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 152 more than the previous week.

There were 1192 positive tests over the last week in Salford, which is 326 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Salford is up by 38 per cent and the latest infection rate is 460.5 cases per 100,000 people.



The trend is up in Oldham, where there were 814 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending June 26, which is 269 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 49 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Oldham is 343.3 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.

In Tameside, the number of cases is up by 41 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 316.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 716 positive Covid-19 tests in Tameside in the week ending June 26, which was 208 more than the previous 7 days.



More than 324,000 people who are registered at GP practices across Greater Manchester have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The government is coming under pressure to loosen coronavirus restrictions as soon as possible

Stockport, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 728 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending June 26, which is 142 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Stockport is now 248.1 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 24 per cent week-on-week.

In Wigan, the latest infection rate is 431.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 42 per cent.

A total of 1417 people tested positive for Covid in Wigan over the seven days ending on June 26, which is 416 more than the week before.

In Manchester, there were 2566 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending June 26, which is 475 more than the previous 7 days.

Manchester has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Manchester is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 23 per cent.

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