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According to the latest figures, the infection rate continues to fall in Bolton. But the nine other boroughs of Greater Manchester have recorded big rises in the last seven days. Five boroughs in Greater Manchester have seen an increase of over 100 % last week.
All boroughs of Greater Manchester have higher infection rates than the national average. But scientists believe that the vaccine programme will start to decrease the infection rates following weeks.
Bolton continues to have the highest infection rate in the region. In the last seven days, 1021 positive cases have recorded in the borough. The latest data showed that the infection rate in Bolton is now 355. 1 case per 100,000 people. Compared to the previous week, there is a 2% decrease in the coronavirus infection rate for Bolton.
Over the last week in Manchester, there were 929 positive coronavirus cases. With a 108 % increase in the infection rate, Manchester still has the second-highest infection rates in Greater Manchester. The latest infection rate in Manchester is 168 cases per 100,000 population.
A total of 310 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Bury in the last seven days. The latest infection rate is 162.3 in Bury. The infection rate has increased by 107% comparing the previous week.
With a rise of 128 %, the infection rate in Salford continues to be one of the highest in the region. The infection rate is now 158.0 cases per 100,000 people. There were 409 positive cases in the borough last week.
Like nine boroughs in Greater Manchester, Stockport also have an upward trend for infection rates. According to the latest data, the infection rate in Stockport is now 129.5 cases per 100,000 people. The infection rate in Stockport has increased by 269 % comparing the previous week.
With a rise of 38%, the latest infection rate in Rochdale is 103.9 cases per 100,000 people. A total of 231 positive cases for coronavirus have been reported in Rochdale last week.
The infection rate in Trafford has increased by 74% last week. The infection rate is still pretty high that is 100.7 cases per 100,000 population.
The infection rate in Wigan continues to increase. The number of cases has increased by 46% compared to the previous week. The latest infection rate in Wigan is 95.5 cases per 100,000 people.
176 positive cases have reported in Oldham last week. With a rise of 28%, the infection rate in Oldham is now 74.2 cases per 100,000 population. Oldham has one of the lowest infection rates in the region but the figures are still higher than the national average.
Even then infection rate in Tameside has increased by 158 %, Tameside has the lowest infection rate in the region.165 positive cases have recorded in the borough last week. The latest infection rate in Tameside is 72.8 cases per 100,000 people.