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Latest Figures for Greater Manchester: Higher Than National Average

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The latest figures showed that two boroughs in Greater Manchester are among the top twenty places in the UK with the highest COVID-19 infection rates. Ten local authority areas in Greater Manchester have a higher rate of infection comparing the national average of England.

The national average infection rate of the UK is 107.7.

Here is the latest data on infection rates for all boroughs in Greater Manchester. (Public Health England,23 February 2021)


Even with a 4% decrease, Bury has the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester. According to the latest data of Public Health  England, the latest infection rate for Bury is 206.3 per 100,000 people. The numbers in Bury are at an alarming level that the infection rate of Bury is too much higher than the national average.


There is a 9% decrease in the infection rates of Bolton. With an infection rate of 206.2, Bolton is one of the areas in Greater Manchester that has a higher number of COVID-19 cases. Just in seven days, 593 new cases were reported in Bolton.


Tameside has one of the highest infection rates in Greater Manchester. Even 12% decrease in the figures, the infection rates of Tameside is 184.6 that is much higher than the national average of the UK.


532 new cases were reported for Stockport last week. There is a 1% increase in the figures but experts said that it is not early to predict the trend will continue or not. The new infection rate of Stockport is 181.3.


The cases in Rochdale are decreasing with a fall of 10%. But the infection rate for Rochdale is still very high that the infection rate of Rochdale is 166.4.


Infection rates are falling fastest in Salford that there is a fall of 22 %. The new infection rate of Salford is 160.7.


There is a fall of 14% in the infection rates of Manchester.869 positive COVID-19 tests were reported for Manchester. The infection rate for Manchester is 157.2.


The infection rate for Wigan is 156.7. There is a 9% decrease comparing the previous week.515  positive cases were reported in Wigan.


A 15% decrease was reported in Oldham. With a significant decrease, the infection rate of Oldham is now 144.2.


Trafford has one of the lowest infection rates in Greater Manchester that the infection rate is 124.7. The rates have a decreasing trend that there is a 1% decrease comparing the previous week.

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