Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to rise in nine boroughs of Greater Manchester, according to the latest data. The most recent figures from the UK Health Security Agency show that weekly rates have only fallen in Bury.
Trafford continues to have the highest transmission rate across the region. Oldham has the lowest. Across Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate now stands at 621.5 cases per 100,000 population.
This is lower than the national average of 858 per 100,000. READ MORE: Can you catch Covid twice? Professor explains how quickly you could be re-infected 17,624 people tested positive for coronavirus across the region in the week ending on March 27.
The weekly total has increased by 2010 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was up 13 per cent in the last week.