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Greater Manchester's latest covid infection rates as cases continue to rise

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Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in almost every part of Greater Manchester.

Cases are up in nine of the 10 boroughs, the latest figures show.

Only Wigan, where the rate fell by just one per cent, saw a fall in the number of people testing positive.

Rochdale continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, while Oldham has the lowest.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 379.0 cases per 100,000 population, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The national average is 431.6.

A total of 10,746 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on November 21.

That's up by 1,089 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate increased by 11%

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on November 21, a total of 210 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 43 fewer than the week before, a fall of 26%.

On Tuesday November 23, there were 33 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is eight 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 November 21, a total of 45 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is eight fewer than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the 10 boroughs

Bury recorded 776 coronavirus cases, which is 101 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 406.9 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 15% week-on-week.

In Tameside the latest infection rate is 412.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 6%.

A total of 936 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on November 21, which is 55 more than the week before.

In Stockport the number of cases is up by 14% compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 366.8 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 1,079 positive Covid-19 tests in Stockport in the week ending November 21, which was 135 more than the previous seven days.

Cases fell in Wigan , where there were 1,313 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 21, which is 17 fewer than the previous seven days. That's down by 1% compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 397.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Rochdale there were 1,008 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 21, which is 131 more than the previous seven days.

Rochdale has the highest infection rate in the region.

The infection rate in Rochdale is down slightly compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by 15%.

Trafford saw a total of 943 cases in the week ending November 21, which is 23 more than the previous week. That's a rise of 3%.

In Trafford the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 396.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Oldham recorded 692 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending November 21, which is 79 more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 291.2 cases per 100,000 people and is up by 13% week-on-week.

There were 1,144 positive tests over the last week in Salford , which is 300 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Salford is up by 36% and the latest infection rate is 435.5 cases per 100,000 people.

There was a rise of 15% in cases in Bolton over the week ending November 21, and the infection rate is now 373.6.

Bolton recorded 1,077 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 143 more than the previous week.

Manchester is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 319.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,778 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 139 more than the previous week - a rise of 8%.

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