Coronavirus cases in Trafford continue to rise – with the infection rate rising by 50 percent week, the latest figures show.
The latest Public Health England data show that the transfer rate in the borough is now at 731.1 pr. 100,000 .
It’s the highest rate the borough has ever seen – and the highest at the moment in Greater Manchester.
It’s the common second – highest rate in the country – with Barrow-in-Furness – as things stand.
Only Kettering has a higher rate, 826.7.
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Trafford saw the highest increase across the country in a week – topping 315 local government areas.
The latest data showed that the rate increased by 50 percent in the district over seven days.
It comes after health officials said the situation in the district was ‘very serious’ with 29 outbreaks at schools.
It has a ‘major impact on attendance and staff absenteeism’.
Chiefs say the rate is driven by an increase in infections among school children.
New measures – going beyond national advice – have been introduced to try to curb rising rates.
These include students and staff at the junior high school, as well as elementary school staff who are advised to wear face clothing when moving around buildings.
Parents who drop off and pick up are also asked to wear masks.
Last week, Trafford executives introduced a policy asking parents to isolate their children for three to five days – before taking them for a PCR test – if anyone in their household tested positive.
This differs from national guidance. Since August, double-vaccinated adults and all children have not had to isolate themselves if they are in close contact with someone who has Covid.
Helen Gollins, Acting Director of Public Health at Trafford Council, said: “Unfortunately ours Covid-19 rate in Trafford is very high and it continues to rise.
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“With these measures, we hope to reduce the number of cases in schools so that children can continue to attend lessons.”
In the week ending October 5, there was 1,737 th most common positive Covid test in Trafford.
This is 576 more than in the previous week.
Throughout Greater Manchester as a whole, rates have risen in seven other boroughs, excluding Trafford, but have fallen in two.
The average infection rate for the region is now on 365.1 houses per. 100,000. It is higher than the national average of 341.
Total 10,353 people tested positive for coronavirus throughout the region in the week ending October 5th.
The weekly sum has increased by 980 cases compared to the previous week, which means that the infection rate increased 10 percent in the last week.
Coun Mike Freeman, who chaired a recent health meeting in Trafford, said: “It has not been lost to me that the rate of infection in Trafford since we last met has skyrocketed and is now as high as it has ever been. this pandemic.
“This is extremely disappointing, but I think the situation is made more difficult by the fact that no one really wants to talk about Covid-19 anymore.
“There is still a sense that this pandemic is over and I cannot help but feel that the central government has left something to our children, their parents, schools and staff within schools to the ravages of Covid-19.
“In my opinion, the situation is very serious. I am aware of the pressure it is putting on our public health staff as they continue to work in what can only be described as very, very difficult circumstances.”
In the week ending October 3, a total of 204 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is two more than the week before, an increase of 1 per cent.
On Tuesday, October 5, there were 34 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients at Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That’s two less than a week earlier.
These are the latest available data for hospital admissions. The figures for NHS confidence are not updated daily.
In the week ending October 5, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, which is eight more than the week before.
Cases are reported in each of the ten districts
Manchester , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 1325 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending October 5, which is 108 more than the previous week.
The infection rate is now 238.4 and has increased by nine percent week-to-week.
Oldham recorded 790 coronavirus cases, which is 61 more than in the previous seven days.
The most recent infection rate is 332.5, an increase of eight percent week-on-week.
IN Rochdale , the number of cases has increased by 24 percent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate of 272.3.
There were 609 positive Covid-19 tests, which was 117 more than the previous week.
There were 1564 positive tests during the last week in Stockport , which is 16 more than in the previous week.
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The week-to-week trend has increased by one percent and the latest infection rate is 531.6.
There was a 21 percent increase in cases in Bury in the week ending October 5, and the infection rate is now 314.1.
The municipality registered 599 positive Covid-19 tests during the seven-day period, which is 103 more than the previous week.
Salford saw a total of 850 cases, which is 28 more than the previous week and an increase of three percent.
The latest infection rate on coronavirus is now 323.6.
The trend is down in Wigan , where there were 1,085 positive Covid-19 tests, which is 32 fewer than the previous week and has dropped by three percent.
The latest infection rate is 328.1, which is lower than the national average.
IN Trafford , there were 1737 positive Covid-19 tests, which is 576 more than the previous week.
The infection rate is slightly up compared to the previous day, and the trend from week to week has increased by 50 percent.
IN Tameside , the most recent infection rate is 454.8, and the number of cases has dropped by five percent.
A total of 1,033 people tested positive for Covid during the seven days ending October 5, which is 58 fewer than the week before.
Bolton is an area where the trend is up and the latest infection rate here is 264.
761 cases were registered, which is 61 more than the previous week – an increase of nine percent.
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