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A&E departments across Greater Manchester seeing 'significant' increase in people turning up in search of a coronavirus test, council boss says

Royal Bolton Hospital issued a desperate plea for residents to stop visiting its emergency department in an attempt to get tested.

Bolton is currently the ‘coronavirus capital’ of the country - with infection rates recently soaring to more than 200 cases per 100,000 people.Mr Rumbelow said it has become an issue across the region.He said: “We have seen, across Greater Manchester, a significant change in that we have not seen people turning up at A&E for some time, and they are turning up now, and it’s largely because they are not able to get tested.“It’s not massive numbers, I don’t want to over-egg it, but it’s obviously a significant change in terms of behaviour and indicates that people are starting to get concerned.”However, Mr Rumbelow.

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