Coronavirus rates soar in Greater Manchester as region registers nearly 18,000 new weekly cases

The number of coronavirus infections has continued to rise in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, new figures have revealed. The region registered nearly 18,000 new cases in the week ending March 26.

Trafford still has the highest rate of coronavirus infections in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 844.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending March 26. The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 431.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 623.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. However, this rate is still lower than the national average at 873.1 cases per 100,000 people.

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A total of 17,688 people tested positive for coronavirus in Greater Manchester in the week ending March 26. Greater Manchester’s weekly total is up 2,510 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate is up 17 percent over the past week. week

Hospital admissions

In the week ending March 20, a total of 567 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 156 more than the week before, an increase of 38 percent

On Tuesday, March 22, there were 14 mechanical ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester. That is four more than a week earlier.



Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

deaths

In the week ending March 26, a total of 25 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, which is 3 more than the week before.

There have been a total of 950,977 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Greater Manchester since the start of the pandemic. There were a total of 8,871 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs



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Bury saw a total of 1,157 cases in the week ending March 26, which is 76 more than the week before. That is an increase of seven percent.

In Bury, the most recent number of coronavirus infections is now 606.7 per 100,000 people.

Stockport

There were 2,346 positive tests in Stockport in the past week, which is 88 more than in the previous week.

The week-over-week trend in Stockport is up four percent and the latest infection rate is 797.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Salford

The trend is up in Salford, where there were 1690 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 26, which is 311 more than the previous 7 days. That is 23 percent more than a week earlier.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 643.3 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

Bolton

In Bolton, the number of cases has increased by 30 percent compared to the previous week, keeping the infection rate at 508.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

There were 1,466 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending March 26, which is 342 more than the previous 7 days.

Manchester

There was a 13 per cent increase in the number of cases in Manchester in the week ending March 26, and the infection rate is now 584.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Manchester registered 3,250 positive Covid-19 tests in the seven-day period, which is 380 more than the week before.

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1,026 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 26, which is 84 more than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 431.8 cases per 100,000 people and has increased by nine percent week-on-week.

Wigan

Wigan registered 2140 cases of coronavirus, 532 more than in the previous seven days.

The most recent infection rate in Wigan is 647.1 cases per 100,000 people, which is 33 percent higher each week.

Tameside

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 665.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has increased by 21 percent.

A total of 1,512 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside during the seven days ending March 26, which is 263 more than the week before.

Trafford

In Trafford, there were 2007 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 26, which is 196 more than the previous 7 days.

Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Trafford has fallen slightly from the previous day, but the week-over-week trend is up 11 percent.

Rochedale

Rochdale is an area where the trend is up. The latest infection rate here is 489.1 cases per 100,000 people.

1094 cases were registered in Rochdale, which is 238 more than the week before – a 28 percent increase.

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