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Six Greater Manchester boroughs have Covid infection rates below national average - as every borough sees rates fall by at least 50 per cent

Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester - as every borough has seen the rates fall by at least 50 per cent.

One borough, Wigan, has seen cases continue to plummet by as much as 61 per cent, data has revealed.

And across the region, six boroughs also now have rates below the national average.

Currently, Tameside continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with 1095 cases per 100,000 people as of week ending January 15th.

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The lowest infection rate is in Stockport, where the rate is 863.4 cases per 100,000 people.

In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 961.2 cases per 100,000 population.

The infection rate in the region is lower than the national average, which is 965.0 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 27,257 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on January 15.

The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 32076 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 54 per cent in the last week..

The infection rate is higher than the national average in 4 areas of Greater Manchester. It is lower than the national average in 6 areas.

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on January 09, a total of 1133 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is two more than the week before.

On Tuesday January 11, there were 51 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is six more than a week earlier.

Deaths

In the week ending January 15, a total of 125 people died within 28 days of a positive

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