Greater Manchester’s infection rate has fallen below the national average after cases fell in six counties.
In the ten districts of the region, the general infection rate, the total number of cases in seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, is now 307.4.
That’s one percent week-over-week and is marginally below the national average, which has risen 3 percent to 307.7
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It comes as districts of six areas: Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Bury and Rochdale all saw their rates go down.
Salford, which still has the highest rate in Greater Manchester. saw the largest percentage decrease, 15 percent.
The municipality recorded a rate of 341.8 cases per 100,000 residents in the week ending Aug. 14, according to the latest data from Public Health England.
Rochdale’s 7 percent decline saw its rate drop to 269.6, meaning it is now below Wigan and has the second-lowest rate in the region.
The lowest infection rate is found in Bolton, where the rate is 217.9 cases per 100,000.
However, Trafford now has the second highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.
The number of cases in the municipality increased by 12 percent.
It means it has overtaken Manchester, where cases were down by four percent, and with 338 cases per 100,000, it now has the second highest rate of the ten districts in the region.
It was one of four areas that saw an increase in the number of cases, along with Tameside Wigan and Bolton.
A total of 8,717 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester in the week ending August 14.
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Greater Manchester’s weekly total has dropped by 130 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate dropped 1 percent in the last week.
The infection rate is now higher than the national average in 6 areas and lower in 4 areas.
There has been a slight drop in the number of people admitted to the hospital according to the latest data
In the week ending August 8, a total of 334 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That’s 36 less than the previous week, a 12 percent drop.
On Tuesday 10th August, there were 56 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in the NHS hospitals of Greater Manchester. That’s five less than a week earlier.
These are the most recent data available for hospital admissions, the figures from the NHS trusts are not updated daily.
In the week ending August 14, a total of 38 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, which is 5 less than the week before.
Cases registered in each municipality
The trend is down in Stockport, where there were 949 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 14, which is 26 fewer than the previous 7 days. That’s 3 percent less compared to the previous week.
The latest infection rate in Stockport is 322.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.
There was an 11 percent drop in cases in Bury during the week ending Aug. 14, and the infection rate is now 287.9 cases per 100,000 residents.
Bury recorded 549 positive Covid-19 tests during the seven-day period, and that’s 68 fewer than the week before.
There were 803 positive tests during the last week at Trafford, which is 86 more than the week before.
The weekly trend in Trafford has increased by 12 percent and the latest infection rate is 338.0 cases per 100,000 people.
Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 628 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending August 14, 45 more than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 217.9 cases per 100,000 people and has risen eight percent week over week.
Oldham recorded 793 coronavirus cases, 10 fewer than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Oldham is 333.7 cases per 100,000 people and is down one percent from week to week.
In Salford, there were 898 positive tests for Covid-19 in the week ending August 14, 161 fewer than the previous 7 days.
Salford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Salford is down slightly compared to the previous day and the weekly trend is down 15 percent.
In Manchester, the latest infection rate is 335.8 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has dropped by four percent.
A total of 1,866 people tested positive for Covid in Manchester during the seven days ending August 14, 83 fewer than the previous week.
Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 269.6 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 603 cases in Rochdale, 45 fewer than the previous week, a seven percent drop.
In Wigan, the number of cases increased 11 percent compared to the previous week, bringing the infection rate to 271.2 cases per 100,000 residents.
There were 897 positive Covid-19 tests in Wigan in the week ending August 14, 897 more than the previous 7 days.
Tameside saw a total of 731 cases in the week ending Aug. 14, 43 more than the previous week. That is a six percent increase.
In Tameside, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 321.9 cases per 100,000 people.
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