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The Covid infection rate has halved in one week in Greater Manchester, with the number of cases falling faster than at any point in the pandemic.

Recent data has revealed that case numbers have fallen by 52 percent across the borough from the week ending Jan. 13.

However, it comes after concern that not all people who test positive on rapid LFT tests at home will register their positive result with the NHS.

Prior to January 11, individuals who tested positive using a lateral flow test were asked to take a PCR test to confirm the result, but the need for the follow-up PCR has since been scrapped for those without symptoms.

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After reporting a positive LFT test result, people will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace so their contacts can be tracked and must continue to isolate themselves.

Recent data has revealed that Bolton continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester.

The district registered a rate of 1198.3 cases per. 100,000 people in the week ending January 13, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Stockport, where the frequency is 959.9 cases per year. 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 1087.4 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants.

The infection rate in the region is higher than the national average, which is 1027.0 cases per. 100,000 people.

A total of 30,836 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week ending January 13th.

The weekly number in Greater Manchester has dropped by 33,366 cases compared to the previous week, meaning the infection rate dropped by 52 per cent in the last week.



The latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester

Hospital admissions

In the week ending January 9, a total of 1133 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is two more than the week before, an increase of%.

On Tuesday, January 11, there were 51 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients at Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That’s six more than a week earlier.

Deaths: Dead

In the week ending January 13, a total of 122 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in Greater Manchester, which is 30 more than the week before.

Cases reported in each of the ten districts



Cases continue to fall in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester

Wigan

The trend is down in Wigan, where there were 3600 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 13, which is 4738 fewer than the previous 7 days. That’s a 57 percent drop from the week before.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 1088.6 cases per. 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.

Trafford

Trafford is an area where the trend is downward. The latest infection rate here is 992.9 cases per. 100,000 people.

2359 cases were registered in Trafford, which is 2635 fewer than the previous week – a decrease of 53 percent.

Stockport

Stockport, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 2824 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 13, which is 3789 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Stockport is now 959.9 cases per year. 100,000 people and has fallen by 57 percent week-to-week.

Bolton

In Bolton, there were 3454 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending January 13, which is 3135 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Bolton has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Bolton has dropped slightly compared to the day before and the week-to-week trend has dropped by 48 percent.

Bury

There was a 51 percent drop in cases in Bury during the week ending January 13, and the infection rate is now 1057.1 cases per day. 100,000 inhabitants.

Bury recorded 2016 positive Covid-19 tests over a seven-day period, and that is 2,065 fewer than the previous week.

Manchester

Manchester saw a total of 5,904 cases in the week ending January 13, which is 5,175 fewer than the previous week. This is a decrease of 47 per cent.

In Manchester, the latest coronavirus infection rate is now 1062.4 cases per year. 100,000 people.

Oldham

In Oldham, the number of cases has dropped by 54 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 1,020.9 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants.

There were 2426 positive Covid-19 tests in Oldham in the week ending January 13, which was 2881 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Tameside

There were 2684 positive tests during the last week in Tameside, which is 2697 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-to-week trend in Tameside has dropped by 50 percent and the latest infection rate is 1181.8 cases per week. 100,000 people.

Rochdale

In Rochdale, the most recent infection rate is 1148.1 cases per year. 100,000 people, and the number of cases has dropped by 50 percent.

A total of 2635 people tested positive for Covid in Rochdale during the seven days ending January 13, which is 2648 fewer than the week before.

Salford

Salford recorded 2934 cases of coronavirus, which is 3603 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The most recent infection rate in Salford is 1116.9 cases per year. 100,000 people and that is a decrease of 55 percent week-to-week.

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