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Latest Covid figures for Greater Manchester as cases continue to plummet across region

Coronavirus infection rates have fallen again in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester while hospital admissions have also gone down.

Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the county.

The borough recorded a rate of 1,053.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending January 18, according to the latest data from the UK Health Security Agency.

The lowest infection rate is in Stockport, where the rate is 768.9 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 881.5 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 973.6 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 24,996 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on January 18.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 16,508 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 40 per cent in the last week.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on January 16, a total of 967 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 166 fewer than the week before, a fall of 21 per cent.

On Tuesday January 18, there were 38 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is 166 fewer than a week earlier.

This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions as the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.

Deaths

In the week ending January 18, a total of 114 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is eight fewer than the week before.

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