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Latest coronavirus infection rates in Greater Manchester as UK records highest death toll in months

Coronavirus infection rates are rising in seven Greater Manchester boroughs.

A total of 11,766 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on October 15.

The latest data from Public Health England comes as the UK recorded the highest daily number of deaths since March.

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A further 223 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, (October 19) according to the latest government data.

It is the highest figure for daily reported deaths since March 9, when a total of 231 new deaths were reported.

In Greater Manchester, a total of 35 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in the week ending

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