Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in every borough of Greater Manchester.

The latest Public Health England figures show a decline in the spread of the virus in the seven days ending January 17.

The overall rate for Greater Manchester is 376.1 per 100,000. It is 12pc lower than the previous seven days and still below the national average.

Oldham - formerly one of the worst-hit areas by Covid - now has the lowest infection rate in the region.

The town's rate has fallen again by 21pc to 291.4 per 100,000.

Trafford's rate has also fallen by 21pc to 361.1 per 100,000.

Earlier this week Bolton was the only borough where cases were increasing.

Yet the town's rate has started to move in the right direction, albeit a slight decrease of 1pc to 376.3 per 100,000.

Manchester still has the highest infection rate of all 10 boroughs with 436.3, followed by Bury with 385.4 and then Wigan with 384.0 per 100,000 people.

Salford's infection rate stands at 372.4, a decrease of 19 pc.

Stockport's rate has dropped by 10pc to 369.1 and Tameside's by 5pc to 352.8 per 100,000.

Rochdale's has fallen by 14pc to 350.7 per 100,000 people.

Sadly, the region's coronavirus hospital death toll has risen again.

A further 27 people died in Greater Manchester's hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.