Latest coronavirus infection rates as cases rise in Greater Manchester area

The coronavirus infection rate has increased in an area of ​​Greater Manchester. Weekly rates have fallen in the other nine boroughs, the latest figures show.

Stockport continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region. The borough recorded a rate of 97.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending May 13, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 51.3 cases per 100,000 population. In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 77.7 cases per 100,000 people.

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The region’s infection rate is lower than the national average, which is 88.2 cases per 100,000 people. A total of 2,204 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester in the week ending May 13.

Greater Manchester’s weekly total is down 383 cases from the previous week, meaning the infection rate is down 15% in the past week. The infection rate is above the national average in two areas of Greater Manchester. It is below the national average in eight areas.

Hospital admission

In the week ending May 8, a total of 268 patients were admitted to NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester with Covid-19. This is 105 less than the previous week, a drop of 64%.

On Tuesday May 10, there were 9 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester. That’s eight less than a week earlier.

This is the most recent hospital admissions data available, figures from NHS trusts are not updated daily.

Death

In the week ending May 13, a total of 36 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid in Greater Manchester, down 17 from the previous week.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 993,299 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester. There have been a total of 9,323 deaths.



Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Salford

The trend is down in Salford, where there were 214 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 13, down 32 from the previous seven days. This is a decrease of 13% compared to the previous week.

Salford’s latest infection rate is 81.5 cases per 100,000 people, which is below the national average.

Rochedale

There was a 5% drop in cases in Rochdale in the week ending May 13, and the infection rate is now 68 cases per 100,000 population.

Rochdale recorded 152 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, eight fewer than the previous week.

Manchester

Manchester recorded a total of 434 cases in the week ending May 13, down 76 from the previous week. That’s a 15% drop.

In Manchester, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 78.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Tame

Tameside is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 61.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 139 cases recorded in Tameside, 70 less than the previous week, a drop of 33%.

Bury

Bury has recorded 157 cases of coronavirus, 26 fewer than in the previous seven days.

Bury’s latest infection rate is 82.3 cases per 100,000 people, down 14% week-on-week.

Trafford

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 85.4 cases per 100,000 population and the number of cases has fallen by 19%.

A total of 203 people tested positive for Covid at Trafford in the seven days ending May 13, down 49 from the previous week.

Wigan

There were 310 positive tests over the past week in Wigan, down three from the previous week.

The week-to-week trend in Wigan is down 1% and the latest infection rate is 93.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Stockport

In Stockport, there were 286 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 13, three more than the previous seven days.

Stockport has the highest infection rate in the region. Stockport’s infection rate is down slightly from the previous day, but the week-on-week trend is up 1%.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 122 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 13, 40 fewer than the previous seven days.

Oldham’s coronavirus infection rate is now 51.3 cases per 100,000 people and has fallen by 25% week-on-week.

Bolt

In Bolton, the number of cases fell by 30% from the previous week, leaving the infection rate at 64.9 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 187 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending May 13, down 82 from the previous seven days.


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Edward L. Robinett