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Coronavirus infection rates on the rise in FOUR Greater Manchester boroughs

Coronavirus infection rates are on the rise in four boroughs of Greater Manchester, according to the latest figures. Rates have continued to drop in the remaining six areas.

Salford, Bolton, Tameside and Manchester have all seen their number of positive cases rise in the last week. However, despite dropping rates, Trafford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 107.3 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending May 8.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 93.6 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 108.1 cases per 100,000 people.

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A total of 2,653 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on May 8. The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 160 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 6 per cent in the last week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on May 08, a total of 268 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 105 fewer than the week before, a fall of 64 per cent.

On Tuesday May 10, there were 9 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is eight fewer than a week earlier.

Deaths

In the week ending May 8, a total of 46 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 10 fewer than the week before.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 991,727 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been

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