Coronavirus cases have risen in five Greater Manchester boroughs and have fallen in the remaining five, the latest figures show.
The infection rate, the seven-day total cases per 100,000 people, is up in Oldham, Trafford, Tameside, Wigan and Bolton.
Bolton, the area which currently has the lowest infection rate in the region, saw the biggest increase, of 15 percent.
However, there was a drop of a similar figure -14 percent – in Salford which has the highest rate in the region.
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That was one of five areas to see a fall along with Manchester, Stockport, Bury and Rochdale.
At 343.4 per 100,000, Oldham now has the second-highest infection rate in Greater Manchester.
Salford continues to have the highest rate.
The borough recorded a rate of 346.4 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending August 15, according to the latest data from Public Health England.
Manchester’s rate was down again, by 6 percent week-on-week seeing it slide down the regional league table with now the fourth-highest rate.
Despite seeing the biggest percentage increase Bolton continues to have the lowest rate at 230.
In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 310.4 cases per 100,000 population.
The overall infection rate in the region is now only just higher than the national average, which is 310.0 cases per 100,000.
A total of 8,801 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on August 15.
The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 131 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 1 percent in the last week.
The infection rate is higher than the national average in 6 areas of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in 4 areas.
There has been a slight fall in the number of people being admitted to hospital according to the latest available data.
In the week ending on August 15, a total of 325 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is nine fewer than the week before, a fall of 3 percent.
On Tuesday, August 17, there were 59 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is three more than a week earlier.
This is the most recent available data for hospital admissions, the figures for NHS trusts are not updated daily.
In the week ending August 15, a total of 39 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 1 more than the week before.
Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs Stockport
The trend is down in Stockport, where there were 949 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 14, which is 26 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 3 per cent compared to the previous week.
The latest infection rate in Stockport is 322.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average.
Tameside saw a total of 731 cases in the week ending August 14, which is 43 more than the previous week. That is a rise of six per cent.
In Tameside, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 321.9 cases per 100,000 people.
In Wigan, the number of cases is up by 11 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 271.2 cases per 100,000 population.
There were 897 positive Covid-19 tests in Wigan in the week ending August 14, which was 89 more than the previous 7 days.
In Salford, there were 898 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 14, which is 161 fewer than the previous 7 days.
Salford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Salford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 15 per cent.
There was a fall of 11 per cent in cases in Bury over the week ending August 14, and the infection rate is now 287.9 cases per 100,000 population.
Bury recorded 549 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 68 fewer than the previous week.
In Manchester, the latest infection rate is 335.8 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by four per cent.
A total of 1866 people tested positive for Covid in Manchester over the seven days ending on August 14, which is 83 fewer than the week before.
Bolton, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 628 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 14, which is 45 more than the previous 7 days.
The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton is now 217.9 cases per 100,000 people and is up by eight percent week-on-week.
Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 269.6 cases per 100,000 people.
There were 603 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 45 fewer than the previous week – a fall of seven percent
There were 803 positive tests over the last week in Trafford, which is 86 more than in the previous week.
The week-on-week trend in Trafford is up by 12 percent and the latest infection rate is 338.0 cases per 100,000 people.
Oldham recorded 793 coronavirus cases, which is 10 fewer than in the previous seven days.
The latest infection rate in Oldham is 333.7 cases per 100,000 people and that is down one percent week-on-week.
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