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Seven Greater Manchester boroughs now have coronavirus infection rates lower than 1,000

Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to plummet in all ten Greater Manchester boroughs, as seven now report infection of numbers of less than 1,000 per 100,000 people.

Latest data has revealed that rates are continuing to fall across the region, with seven boroughs now with rates below the national average for England.

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with 1076.5 cases per 100,000 people as of week ending January 16.

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The lowest infection rate is in Stockport, where the rate is 853.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 940.5 cases per 100,000 population.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 971.1 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 26,670 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on January 16.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 28262 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 51 per cent in the last week..

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on January 16, a total of 967 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 166 fewer than the week before, a fall of 21%.

On Tuesday January 18, there were 38 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 166 fewer than a week earlier.

This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.

Deaths

In the week ending January 16, a total of 121 people died within 28 days of a

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