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Latest coronavirus figures for every local authority in England - and how Greater Manchester compares

direct to your inbox The latest coronavirus rates for each local authority in England over the last week have been revealed. Thursday's update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases for the seven days to November 29 reveal which areas of the country are seeing reductions in infections - and the ones that are increasing.

Areas of Kent are still seeing a surge in the number of positive cases, while each Greater Manchester borough is seeing a dramatic drop in figures. While across England the majority of areas have also seen fall in the case rate over the last seven days - with 266 out of 315 reporting a drop in figures.The most up-to-date data has revealed that every single one of the ten boroughs in our region have seen significant falls

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direct to your inboxManchester city centre has seen a 480 per cent increase in the number of people claiming universal credit in just five months, it has emerged.A report that went before the council's economic scrutiny committee on Thursday paints a bleak picture of the impact of coronavirus restrictions on Manchester this year.And, in particular, the wide range of concerns in the city centre from vanishing footfall to fears about trade in 2021.In many ways, the data included in the report from the council's strategic director of growth and development Louise Wyman speak for themselves.In April, the number of benefit claimants in the Piccadilly and Deansgate wards was 230, by September it was 1,334.There has been 'a significant growth' in
direct to your inboxWeekly cases of Covid-19 across Tameside have dropped down to single figures in areas that had been hotspots for the virus.The infection rate has fallen for another subsequent week in the borough, and now stands at 145.7 cases per 100,000 people as of Wednesday, down 44pc from the previous week.This places Tameside as the third lowest local authority in Greater Manchester for its infection rate.The success of the four week lockdown in suppressing the virus has led to cases falling in almost all areas of the borough.The latest local data shows that while Ashton Central remains Tameside’s biggest hotspot, the neighbourhood has recorded a big drop in cases, down to 29 in the week to November 27 compared to 49 in the seven

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