Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in eight boroughs of Greater Manchester - but hospital admissions and deaths are decreasing, the latest data shows.

Weekly figures show the number of people testing positive has increased in all boroughs except Manchester and Oldham.

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

The borough recorded a rate of 473.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending September 22, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

The lowest infection rate is in Manchester, where the rate is 213.9 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 308.5.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 312.3 cases per 100,000 people.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 1122 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 15 per cent in the last week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on September 19, a total of 277 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 79 fewer than the week before, a fall of 40 per cent.

On Tuesday September 21, there were 43 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 79 fewer than a week earlier.

Hospital admissions and deaths from covid are down in Greater Manchester

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

Deaths

In the week ending September 22, a total of 35 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 3 fewer than the week before.

Infection rates - borough by borough

There were 1378 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 367 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by 36 per cent and the latest infection rate is 468.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Rochdale is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 232.5 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 520 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 32 more than the previous week - a rise of seven per cent.

Coronavirus rates are up in Rochdale

In Bolton, the number of cases is up by three per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 247.0 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 712 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending September 22, which was 20 more than the previous 7 days.

There was a rise of two per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending September 22, and the infection rate is now 254.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Bury recorded 486 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 8 more than the previous week.

Manchester, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1189 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 22, which is 17 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Manchester is now 213.9 cases per 100,000 people and is down by one per cent week-on-week.

The trend is down in Oldham, where there were 674 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 22, which is 21 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 3 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Oldham is 283.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

In Tameside, there were 1076 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 22, which is 342 more than the previous 7 days.

Tameside has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Tameside is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 47 per cent.

In Trafford, the latest infection rate is 392.3 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 27 per cent.

A total of 932 people tested positive for Covid in Trafford over the seven days ending on September 22, which is 199 more than the week before.

Salford saw a total of 732 cases in the week ending September 22, which is 37 more than the previous week. That is a rise of five per cent.

In Salford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 278.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Hospital admissions for covid have fallen by aroudn 40 per cent across Greater Manchester

Wigan recorded 1050 coronavirus cases, which is 155 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 317.5 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 17 per cent week-on-week.