How many Covid cases are there in Manchester today? Daily coronavirus cases near me - and areas worst affected

Here’s an area-by-area breakdown of daily cases in Manchester.

Covid-19 infections are levelling out now, rather than being on the rise, but have reached the second-highest levels seen in the pandemic so far.

Researchers understand that part of the rise could be down to the more contagious BA.2 variant, which has been named ‘Stealth Omicron’, which is now the most common strain in the UK.

Another factor is the slow easing of restrictions across the four nations and an accompanying change in public behaviour.

Here, we reveal the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Manchester area, according to the daily official figures.

This will be updated every weekday, with the latest figures available.

Despite the easing of restrictions nationwide, the UK Health Security Agency is urging people to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus, asking people to get all available vaccination doses, taking a test if they have Covid-19 symptoms and staying home if their test returns as positive.

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Dr Mike Gent, Covid-19 Public Health Incident Director for the agency, said: “Covid-19 is circulating at increasing levels and while rates of severe disease and death remain low, hospital admissions have risen.

“As we learn to live with Covid-19, it’s vital that everyone keeps taking the necessary steps to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

What are the current coronavirus rules in England?

Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in most indoor settings and is now up to personal preference.

Masks are still required for certain indoor situations, however, such as visits to healthcare settings like GP surgeries, as well as care homes.

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People who test positive for Covid-19 do not have to self isolate, after the legal requirement was removed on February 24 after weeks of slowly reducing the days of the period for self isolation.

Instead, people are now just advised to stay home if they have Covid-19, and avoid contact with others.

If you come into close contact with someone who has Covid-19, you now no longer need to self-isolate or test daily.

From Friday, April 1, the Government is to stop offering free PCR or lateral flow tests to the general public.

Some testing will remain for certain at-risk groups and social care workers.

Until then, people should get a PCR test if they have their usual Covid-19 symptoms, that include a high temperature, a new continuous cough or notice a change to their sense of taste or smell.

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Another rule that was lifted on March 18 was taking a test when arriving in the UK for abroad, and people arriving into the UK from abroad do not need to take a test upon arrival.

How many Covid cases are there in my area?

Here are the latest figures for each of the local council areas, for the week ending April 2, 2022.

Rates of Covid-19 in Trafford are currently below the UK average. There were 1,529 recorded cases, which is a rate of 6.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Stockport are currently below the UK average. There were 1,881 recorded cases, which is a rate of 6.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Tameside are currently below the UK average. There were 1,298 recorded cases, which is a rate of 5.7 cases per 1,000 residents.

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Rates of Covid-19 in Wigan are currently below the UK average. There were 1,771 recorded cases, which is a rate of 5.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Salford are currently below the UK average. There were 1,401 recorded cases, which is a rate of 5.3 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Bury are currently below the UK average. There were 9,79 recorded cases, which is a rate of 5.1 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Manchester are currently below the UK average. There were 2,589 recorded cases, which is a rate of 4.7 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Bolton are currently below the UK average. There were 1,281 recorded cases, which is a rate of 4.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Rochdale are currently below the UK average. There were 971 recorded cases, which is a rate of 4.3 cases per 1,000 residents.

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Rates of Covid-19 in Oldham are currently below the UK average. There were 946 recorded cases, which is a rate of 4.0 cases per 1,000 residents.

These figures include both positive PCR and lateral flow tests.

Where are the biggest Covid-19 hotspots in my area?

Some neighbourhoods are experiencing much higher Covid-19 rates than others.

Here are the 10 neighbourhoods in our area with the highest coronavirus rates, for the week ending April 2, 2022.

• Hazel Grove East & South in Stockport: there were 62 new cases, which equates to 10.6 cases per 1,000 people.

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• Marple & Rose Hill in Stockport: there were 69 new cases, which equates to 9.5 cases per 1,000 people.

• Didsbury Village in Manchester: there were 86 new cases, which equates to 9.2 cases per 1,000 people.

• High Lane in Stockport: there were 49 new cases, which equates to 8.6 cases per 1,000 people.

• Mossley in Tameside: there were 87 new cases, which equates to 8.5 cases per 1,000 people.

• Ashton upon Mersey South in Trafford: there were 69 new cases, which equates to 8.5 cases per 1,000 people.

• Sale North in Trafford: there were 72 new cases, which equates to 8.4 cases per 1,000 people.

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• Prestwich East in Bury: there were 64 new cases, which equates to 8.4 cases per 1,000 people.

• Urmston West in Trafford: there were 57 new cases, which equates to 8.3 cases per 1,000 people.

• Newtonmoor in Tameside: there were 60 new cases, which equates to 8.2 cases per 1,000 people.