Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in five boroughs of Greater Manchester. The weekly rates have fallen in five areas.

Trafford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

The borough recorded a rate of 584.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 23, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Bolton, where the rate is 297.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 402.8 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 480.0 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 11,422 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on October 23. The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 259 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 2 per cent in the last week..

The infection rate is higher than the national average in 3 areas of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in 7 areas.

There has been in a rise in the number of hospital admissions with Covid

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on October 17, a total of 248 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 14 more than the week before, a rise of 6%.

On Tuesday October 19, there were 39 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is two 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 October 23, a total of 41 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 1 fewer than the week before.

The coronavirus critical care ward at Manchester Royal Infirmary

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

In Trafford , there were 1388 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 23, which is 117 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by eight per cent.

In Manchester , the number of cases is down by one per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 313.5 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 1742 positive Covid-19 tests in Manchester in the week ending October 23, which was 10 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The trend is up in Bury , where there were 791 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 23, which is 97 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 14 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Bury is 414.8 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Covid patients being treated in hospital

There was a fall of 15 per cent in cases in Salford over the week ending October 23, and the infection rate is now 321.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Salford recorded 845 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 154 fewer than the previous week.

Bolton , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 857 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 23, which is 24 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 297.3 cases per 100,000 people and is up by three per cent week-on-week.

There were 1546 positive tests over the last week in Stockport , which is 112 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by seven per cent and the latest infection rate is 525.5 cases per 100,000 people.

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Rochdale recorded 1067 coronavirus cases, which is 10 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 477.1 cases per 100,000 people and that is up one per cent week-on-week.

Oldham is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 311.4 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 740 cases recorded in Oldham, which is 87 fewer than the previous week - a fall of 11 per cent.

Wigan saw a total of 1346 cases in the week ending October 23, which is 22 more than the previous week. That is a rise of two per cent.

In Wigan, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 407.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Tameside , the latest infection rate is 484.3 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by seven per cent.

A total of 1100 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on October 23, which is 68 more than the week before.

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