Coronavirus infection rates are surging across eight boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Cases are continuing to rise in a number of areas across the conurbation, with some boroughs seeing infection rates increase by more than 20 per cent week-on-week.

The latest local data from Public Health England comes as the UK recorded the highest rise in daily cases since July 17.

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A further 49,156 people in the UK tested positive for coronavirus on Monday (18 October).

In Rochdale, infection rates have almost doubled in the last seven day period, with cases also rising significantly week-on-week in Manchester and Salford.

Trafford still has the highest rate of infection across the region, with 672.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending October 14.

But cases are starting to tumble, with the rate reducing by 19 per cent week-on-week.

The latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate was 416.9 cases per 100,000 population in the week ending October 14.

The rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 435.6 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 11,822 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the same time period - an increase of five per cent from the previous week.

In the week ending October 14, a total of 32 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 13 fewer than the week before.

The latest infection rates for every borough in the week ending October 14

Salford

Salford saw a total of 1,024 cases in the week ending October 14, which is 119 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 13 per cent.

In Salford, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 389.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Rochdale

Rochdale recorded 994 coronavirus cases, which is 283 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Rochdale is 444.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is up 40 per cent week-on-week.

Wigan

The trend is up in Wigan, where there were 1,339 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 14, which is 123 more than the previous seven days.

That is up by 10 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 404.9 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Oldham

There was a rise of seven per cent in cases in Oldham over the week ending October 14, and the infection rate is now 362.3 cases per 100,000 population.

Oldham recorded 861 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 59 more than the previous week.

Bolton

Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 832 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 14, which is 50 more than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 288.6 cases per 100,000 people and is up by six per cent week-on-week.

Stockport

There were 1,714 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 57 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is up by three per cent and the latest infection rate is 582.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Bury

In Bury, the number of cases is up by seven per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 360.8 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 688 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending October 14, which was 45 more than the previous seven days.

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Trafford

In Trafford, there were 1,598 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 14, which is 380 fewer than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 19 per cent.

Manchester

Manchester is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 307.2 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 1,707 cases recorded in Manchester, which is 286 more than the previous week - a rise of 20 per cent.

Tameside

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 468.9 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by five per cent.

A total of 1,065 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on October 14, which is 51 fewer than the week before.