The number of coronavirus infections now exceeds the national average in three areas of Greater Manchester

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in three Greater Manchester boroughs. And according to the latest data, the rate has risen in part of the region.

With the national average of 91.3 cases per 100,000 people as of May 12, Stockport, Wigan and Trafford have figures that are higher than the UK average. However, the data shows that coronavirus hospitalizations continue to fall, as do deaths across the region.

Stockport still has the highest rate of coronavirus infections in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 99.9 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending May 12. The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 48.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 81.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, at 91.3 cases per 100,000 people.

In the week ending May 12, a total of 2,297 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester’s weekly total is down 295 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate has fallen by 11 percent over the past week. week.



The most recent coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester

Hospital admissions

In the week ending May 8, a total of 268 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 105 less than the week before, a decrease of 64 percent

On Tuesday 10 May there were 9 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is eight less than a week earlier.

Deaths

In the week ending May 12, a total of 38 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, 11 fewer than the week before. There have been a total of 993,061 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester since the start of the pandemic. A total of 9,310 were killed.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs



Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Manchester

The trend has declined in Manchester, where there were 469 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 12, which is 11 less than the previous 7 days. That is 2 percent less than last week. The latest infection rate in Manchester is 84.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Salford

Salford saw a total of 214 cases in the week ending May 12, 43 fewer than the week before. That is a decrease of 17 percent. In Salford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 81.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Stockport

In Stockport, there were 294 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 12, 10 more than the previous 7 days. Stockport has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Stockport is up slightly from the previous day and the week-over-week trend is up four percent.

Bolton

There was a 26 percent drop in the number of cases in Bolton in the week ending May 12, and the infection rate is now 69.7 cases per 100,000 population. Bolton recorded 201 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, which is 69 fewer than the week before.

Tameside

Tameside is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 66.9 cases per 100,000 people. 152 cases were registered in Tameside, which is 60 fewer than the week before – a drop of 28 percent.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 116 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 12, which is 50 less than the previous 7 days. The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 48.8 cases per 100,000 people and has fallen by 30 percent week-on-week.

Wigan

There were 311 positive tests in Wigan last week, 22 fewer than the week before. The week-over-week trend in Wigan is down seven percent and the latest infection rate is 94.0 cases per 100,000 people.

To bury

Bury registered 164 cases of coronavirus, 17 less than in the previous seven days. The most recent infection rate in Bury is 86.0 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 9 percent week-on-week.

Rochedale

In Rochdale, the number of cases has fallen by three percent compared to the previous week, keeping the infection rate at 69.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. There were 155 positive Covid-19 tests in Rochdale in the week ending May 12, which is 4 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Trafford

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 93.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has fallen by 12 percent. A total of 221 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford during the seven days ending May 12, which is 29 less than the week before.

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