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Coronavirus infection rates declining in Greater Manchester

Covid cases in Oldham fall by over 100 in a week

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The coronavirus infection rates are declining the Greater Manchester.

The community of Oldham saw cases drop by over 100 in the space of a week.

This news comes shortly after the Government announced tighter restrictions for that area. The rate in Oldham fell from 71.7 to 63.7.

There were 820 cases of covid in the week ending on August 19, the lowest seven-day total since August 2.

Improvements across the board

 Nine of ten boroughs in Greater Manchester saw the covid infection rates drop, there was a minor increase in Wigan.

113 news cases were confirmed earlier today. The infection rates calculated up to three days ago on August 19 due to a delay in reporting cases.

Most significantly the amount of cases week-to-week has also fallen tremendously for Stockport, Tameside and Bolton by 14.3, 22.5 and 14.6 respectively.

By the Numbers

 As of Saturday, August 22 here are the coronavirus rates across Greater Manchester:

Boroughs Rate Trend Alert
Oldham 63.7 Red
Manchester 42.1 Amber
Rochdale 41.4 Amber
Salford 31.3 Amber
Bury 27.7 Amber
Tameside 22.5 Green
Trafford 18.1 Green
Bolton 14.6 Green
Stockport 14.3 Green
Wigan 9.1 Green

Not out of the woods yet

Despite the encouraging numbers the Greater Manchester area still has a long way to go. The infection rate remains on red alert for Oldham with targeted measures around household mixing being implemented on Friday.

In the week that ended August 19, Stockport had 42 covid cases reported, a drop of 36 week-on-week.

Wigan saw a rise of 4 cases significantly lower than all over boroughs at 9.7

Vast Improvement

 After hitting a peak of 1083 cases in the week ending August 12, the number of cases a week in the region has fallen every day over the past six days to reach 820 in the week ending on August 19.

The number of deaths in hospital from covid has also remained low.

Meanwhile the government has said they will take action if needed and impose local restrictions wherever infection rates start to rise. (JSL)

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