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According to the latest Public Health England figures, coronavirus infection rates are increasing in almost all boroughs of Greater Manchester. The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now more than 15 times the national average. The latest data showed that the national average for England is 21.1 per 100,000 people. In Greater Manchester, the infection rate now stands at 63.3 per 100,000.
Scientists say that the increase in the infection rate in Bolton is caused by the Indian variant. Over the past week, more than 6000 people were vaccinated for coronavirus in the borough. But there is currently no reported dropping in the figures.
Here are the latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester :
Bolton has one of the highest infection rates in the UK now due to the Indian variant. Comparing the previous week, there is a 98% increase in the infection rate. According to the latest data, the infection rate is now 319.9 per 100,000 people.
The latest data showed that the infection rate in Manchester is 45.2 per 100,000 people. With a 22% increase in the infection rate, Manchester has the second-highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.
The infection rate in Rochdale is now 39.6. The number of cases has gone down by 13 % comparing the previous week.
73 coronavirus cases were recorded in Bury last week.With 97 % increase,the latest infection rate is 38.2 cases per 100,000 people.
The latest infection rate is 37.1 in Trafford. The trend is up in the borough that there is 38% increase in the figures.
A total of 112 cases were reported in Wigan last week. With a rise of 30%, the recent coronavirus infection rate is 34.1 per 100,000 people in the borough.
Over the week ending May 15, a 16 % increase was reported for the coronavirus infection rate in Stockport. The infection rate in Stockport is now 32 per 100,000 people.
There were 61 positive tests last week in Tameside. The number of cases is up 3 % and the infection rate is 26.9 in the borough.
Salford is one of the few boroughs in Greater Manchester that the trend in infection rate is down. The latest infection rate in Salford currently is 25.9 per 100,000 people.
Oldham has the lowest infection rate in Greater Manchester. With a 31% decrease in the figures, the infection rate in Oldham is now 17.7 per 100,000 people.