The coronavirus infection rate for Greater Manchester has dipped slightly overnight but the overall decline continues to slow.

On Wednesday, the number of positive cases per 100,000 people in the region showed an overnight rise for the first time since early January.

The daily infection rate was 181 compared with 178 on Tuesday.

It is now down to 180.5 but the week-on-week infection rate, a better indicator of the trend, has slowed to a 4 per cent decline.

The weekly rate is now going up in Rochdale for the first time since January 10.

Stockport is now level and could start to see a weekly rise from tomorrow, while Bury's weekly rate is also increasing.

Another area where the downward trend of the last six weeks is ending is Trafford, and that could also turn into an upward trend in the coming days.

The overall infection rate for Greater Manchester is higher than the national average which is 116.9 cases per 100,000 people.

England's rate as a whole is also declining much faster at 13 per cent.

A total of 5119 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the seven days which ended on February 21.

The Greater Manchester 7-day total has decreased by 208 cases compared to the previous week.

The infection rate is rising week-on-week in three boroughs, and falling in seven boroughs.

In Bury, there were 435 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 21, which is 44 more than the previous seven days.

Bury has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate is down compared with the previous day but the week-on-week trend is up by 11 per cent.

There were 654 positive tests in Bolton over the week ending February 21, and that is 14 fewer than in the previous week. The week-on-week change is down by 2 per cent.

In Tameside, the number of cases has gone up by 0 per cent. A total of 448 people tested positive for Covid and that is 1 more than the week before.

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Stockport recorded 538 cases in the week ending February 21, which is 2 fewer than the previous seven days and down 0 per cent.

The trend is up in Rochdale, where there were 399 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 21, which is 13 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 3 per cent compared to the previous week.

The weekly infection rate is increasing in several boroughs of Greater Manchester

Salford saw a total of 464 cases in the week ending February 21, which is 72 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 13 per cent.

There was a fall of 6 per cent in cases in Manchester over the week ending February 21. Manchester recorded 964 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 62 fewer than the previous week.

In Wigan, the number of cases was down by 5 per cent. There were 545 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 21, which is 30 fewer than the previous 7 days.

There were 354 cases recorded in Oldham, which is 78 fewer than the previous week - a fall of 18 per cent.

Trafford, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 318 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 21, which is 8 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The rate in Trafford is down by 2 per cent.