Greater Manchester has been placed on red alert as coronavirus cases continue to rise in all its boroughs.
For the first time, two boroughs have reached numbers of infection levels equal to or higher than those they saw in April.
Stockport and Trafford have recorded an infection rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 people, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Manchester has also had 100 positive tests for three days in a row, according to the latest Public Health England data.
At the height of the pandemic, the highest number of cases registered on a single day in Manchester was 73.
For the first time, also Rochdale has an infection rate of more than 100 - after it peaked in April at 70.6.
Bury and Oldham's numbers are still on the rise, with infection rates of 119.9 and 127.8 respectively.
The number of new infections in Bolton - which became a hotspot of the virus following a surge of cases in recent weeks - has largely stayed the same since last week.
The whole of Greater Manchester has an overall infection rate of 102.34 - up from 75.5 in April.
All the boroughs have been put in the red zone, where the infection rate tops 50 positive cases per 100,000 people in the local population due to the rise in new infections.
Being in the red zone is where Public Health England deems that intervention is required.
This week, Boris Johnson admitted a coronavirus second wave is coming to the UK.
The Prime Minister warned that the UK is “now seeing a second wave coming in” and that it was “inevitable that coronavirus would hit the country again.
Mr Johnson said a second lockdown was the "last thing anybody wants" but said the current measures would need to be kept "under review".
The PM reiterated that people should keep up with wearing a face covering and washing their hands, while only those with Covid-like symptoms should go for a test.
It comes as more people died of coronavirus at a Greater Manchester hospital in a single week than anywhere else in the country, new figures show.
Tameside Hospital, in Ashton-under-Lyme, has seen fatalities rise as the rate of new cases continues to increase every day despite tougher local lockdown restrictions.
In the seven days to September 10, 13 people died of Covid-19 at the Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, up from five the previous week.
The deaths are mainly among older people with underlying health conditions, the Manchester Evening News reported.
A spokesperson for the Trust said: "We are working with Public Health England and other partners to fully understand the recent number of deaths, but we know that our local population is older with many pre-existing health conditions and that Covid-19 prevalence is higher in our local area.
"We continue to prioritise infection prevention in our hospital and patients should continue to attend their appointments wearing a face covering, maintain social distancing and regularly wash their hands."
A further 4,422 coronavirus infections have been recorded in the UK, bringing the total to 390,358.
The death count has increased yesterday by 27, reaching a tragic total of 41,759.