Covid-19: where are cases rising and falling in Greater Manchester?

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A Bury neighbourhood has become the hardest hit area of Greater Manchester for its Covid-19 infection rate.

The 20 areas of the region that are continuing to be worst and least hit by the virus have been revealed.

However, infection rates have fallen compared to recent weeks, with no areas currently hitting 1,000 cases per 100,000 of the population. 

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Parts of Manchester, Oldham, Bolton and Salford are recording the lowest infection rates in the conurbation.

And there are five neighbourhoods where cases of coronavirus have been suppressed to single figures.

While Trafford continues to have four areas in the 10 major hotspots, there are new entries including in Rochdale and Bury.

The region’s Covid-19 hotspots and ‘notspots’ have been identified through an interactive map which charts the number of positive test results in each neighbourhood across the country using government data.

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It shows the number of infections per local area, broken down into neighbourhoods containing roughly 7,000 people.

The number of new cases is then used to calculate the infection rate per 100,000 people.

The Summerseat area of Bury, near Ramsbottom, has taken the top spot in the region for its infection rate.

This stands at 941.3 in the week to October 19, with 54 new cases.

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This was an increase of 19 from the previous seven day period.

It is followed by Sale East in Trafford, where the infection rate is 902.2 per 100,000 people.

There were 75 cases, a rise of 25 from the week before.

In third place is Hale Barns, also in Trafford, where 70 new incidences of the virus equates to an infection rate of 840.3.

Flixton and Moorside in Trafford, where the infection rate was above a thousand in recent weeks, has dropped to 829.5 per 100,000 people.

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There were 67 new cases, a reduction of 21 from the previous week.

It was a similar picture in Heaton Moor in Stockport, which was the hardest hit hotspot last week.

However now in fifth place, the infection rate has reduced to 828.6.

There were 34 fewer people testing positive, with 53 new cases.

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Next is a new entry, Milnrow East and Newhey in Rochdale, where cases are increasing.

There were 58 incidences recorded of the virus, equating to an infection rate of 820.7.

It is followed by Woodbank Park in Stockport, with a rate of 818 and 47 new cases.

In eighth place is Altrincham West, Dunham and Warburton in Trafford, with a localised infection rate of 817 per 100,000 people.

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There were 80 new cases of Covid-19, 16 more than the previous week.

Another Bury neighbourhood, Nuttall and Tottington also makes it into the list with a rate of 807.8.

It saw 60 new cases – a rise of 26 – which is a 76pc increase on the seven days before.

In tenth place is Springfield Park in Rochdale, where the local infection rate was 786.5.

There were 46 new cases recorded.

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Where are case rates falling?

At the opposite end of the scale, the Piccadilly and Ancoats area of Manchester has the lowest infection rate in the region.

It stands at 35.5 per 100,000 residents, with just seven new cases recorded – a fall of ten from the previous week.

Next is Salem in Oldham, a neighbourhood that also saw very low cases – just eight people tested positive.

This equates to an infection rate of 102.6 for the week to October 19.

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In third place is the Halliwell and Brownlow Fold neighbourhood in Bolton which saw just nine cases of coronavirus.

This means its infection rate was 104.8 per 100,000 residents.

It is followed by Patricroft in Salford, an area with a rate of 117.6 and eight people testing positive – 23 fewer than the previous seven day period.

In fifth place is Oldham Town North, which recorded a rate of 130.

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There were ten cases of Covid-19, which was a drop of 13 from the last week.

Lever Edge in Bolton follows with 12 cases and an infection rate of 134.6 per 100,000 people.

Next is University North and Whitworth Street in Manchester where 15 cases were recorded, resulting in an infection rate of 135.2.

In eighth place is Busk in Oldham, which has a rate of 138.3 and where 13 people tested positive.

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Horwich East in Bolton is in ninth place on the ‘notspots’ list, with a rate of 146.9 and nine new cases.

Last is Alexandra Park in Oldham, an area which had battled endemic levels of the virus last summer.

There were 18 new cases of the virus, which translates to an infection rate of 147.7.

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