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Greater Manchester's latest Covid infection rates as cases soar, with NHS braced for potential impact of 'freedom day'

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Cut through the noise by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Coronavirus infection rates are soaring across Greater Manchester, with the NHS braced for the potential impact of 'freedom day'.

The latest statistics, which only run until Friday last week, show cases are on the rise in all ten of our boroughs. Positive cases have increased by more than 40 per cent in Wigan, Stockport and Bury in comparison with the previous week, and by almost a half in Bolton. READ MORE : GMP has found 5,000 pieces of intelligence hiding in its 'nightmare' computer system - and doesn't know where they are Wigan has now overtaken Oldham as having the highest infection rates across our region, with 786.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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