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Latest Greater Manchester coronavirus infection rates as cases rise in four boroughs

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in four boroughs of Greater Manchester - Manchester, Tameside, Salford and Rochdale, latest figures show. The weekly rates have fallen in five boroughs and stayed level in only Stockport, according to the data.

Trafford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester. The borough recorded a rate of 102.7 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending May 9, the latest available data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 64.4 cases per 100,000 people. In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 93.1 cases per 100,000 population. That's lower than the national average, which is 105.5 cases per 100,000 people.

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A total of 2,640 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on May 9. The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by eight cases compared to the previous week. The infection rate is lower than the national average in all ten local authorities in Greater Manchester.

There were 297 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is one more than in the previous week. The latest infection rate there is 101.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bolton, the number of cases is down by three per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 90.2 cases per 100,000 of the population. There were 260 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending May 9, eight fewer than the previous seven days.

In Trafford, there were 244 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 9, a drop of 14. Trafford has the highest infection rate

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Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in four boroughs of Greater Manchester - Manchester, Tameside, Salford and Rochdale, latest figures show. The weekly rates have fallen in five boroughs and stayed level in only Stockport, according to the data.
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