Covid cases: the areas of Greater Manchester with highest and lowest case rates for every neighbourhood

We look at the most recent Covid data for every one of Greater Manchester’s neighbourhoods, with an interactive map to easily check your own area.

Covid-19 cases are increasing across much of the UK, with more than 70% of the country recording a week-on-week rise.

In England, the rate of new coronavirus cases has soared to its highest level since summer, reaching a rate of 356.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending 8 October.

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Rates have not been this high since 24 July, when the seven-day rate stood at 375.1.

In Greater Manchester, Busk in Oldham has seen the highest week-on-weekincrease from 1 October to 8 October. Cases have increased 600% to 223.5 per 100,000 people.

However, Trafford neighbours still dominate when it comes to the highest number of cases per head of the population: Davyhulme’s case rate stands at 1,424.5 per 100,000 people (an increase of 67.6% on the previous week).

The cases rates across Trafford make it the worst affected part of the country at the moment.

However, in total, 109 parts of Greater Manchester have seen a decrease in cases week-on-week: the University North & Whitworth area of Manchester had the largest week-on-week decrease in the case rate, dropping 61.5% to 45.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Our interactive map belows lets you see what the rate is for your neighbourhood in Greater Manchester.

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