Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester as cases nearly halved in several boroughs – Manchester Evening News

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Coronavirus infection rates continue to plummet across Greater Manchester – with several boroughs seeing cases nearly halved week-on-week.

The average infection rate across the region is now 54.7 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 1,551 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the week ending on April 4, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

That’s down by 41 per cent on the previous seven days.

In the week ending April 4 there were 15 Covid-19 deaths recorded in the region, 17 fewer than in the previous seven days.

Rochdale – with 64.7 cases per 100,000 people – now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, replacing Bolton.

The lowest infection rate is in Trafford where there are 40 cases per 100,000 people.

All 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester have a higher infection rate than the national average of 32.5.

Stockport saw a total of 144 cases in the week ending April 4, 69 fewer than the previous week. That’s a fall of 32 per cent.

The borough’s current infection rate is 49.1.

The trend is also down in Oldham, where there were 140 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 4, 130 fewer than the previous seven days.

That’s down by 48 per cent compared to the previous week and the borough’s current rate is 59.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Manchester, the latest infection rate is 62.8 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 35 per cent.

A total of 347 people tested positive for Covid in Manchester over the seven days ending on April 4, which is 189 fewer than the week before.

In Salford the latest infection rate here is 44.0.

There were 114 cases recorded in the city, 102 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 47 per cent.

There was a fall of 45 per cent in cases in Wigan over the week ending April 4, and the infection rate is now 47.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Wigan recorded 157 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 128 fewer than the previous week.

In Rochdale, there were 144 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 4, which is 87 fewer than the previous seven days.

The borough now has the highest infection rate in the region, but cases are down slightly compared on the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 38 per cent.

In Bury, the number of cases is down by 34 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 47.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 90 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending April 4, which was 46 fewer than the previous seven days.

Trafford, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 95 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 4, which is 88 fewer than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Trafford is now 40.0 cases per 100,000 people. That’s down by 48 per cent week-on-week.

Bolton recorded 174 coronavirus cases, which is 146 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bolton is 60.5 cases per 100,000 people. That’s down 46 per cent week-on-week.

And there were 146 positive tests over the last week in Tameside, 93 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Tameside is down by 39 per cent and the latest infection rate is 64.5 cases per 100,000 people.

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