Greater Manchester borough has England’s fastest-rising Covid-19 case rate

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The latest data also shows which neighbourhood in the city-region’s 10 local authorities have the highest coronavirus statistics.

One of the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester has the fastest-rising Covid-19 infection rate of any borough in England.

The latest data analysed by our sister title NationalWorld showed Tameside topped the list of local authorities for the biggest change in case rate between the week up to 23 December and the previous one.

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Case rates are continuing to rise across Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities in the latest figures available.

We have also taken a look at which neighbourhoods have seen the largest recent increases in infection rates.

What does the data show for local authorities in Greater Manchester?

The latest data on Covid-19 case rates show that Tameside had the fastest increase of any local authority in England between the week up to 23 December and the previous one, the week ending 16 December.

The borough saw a case rate increase of 143.5%, from 574.2 cases per 100,000 residents in the week up to 16 December to 1,398 per 100,000 people in the week ending 23 December.

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Of the 20 local authorities in England with the fastest-rising case rates just before Christmas, six were in Greater Manchester.

Sheffield's latest Covid 19 testing centre on Shipton Street Car Park in Upperthorpe. Picture Scott MerryleesSheffield's latest Covid 19 testing centre on Shipton Street Car Park in Upperthorpe. Picture Scott Merrylees
Sheffield's latest Covid 19 testing centre on Shipton Street Car Park in Upperthorpe. Picture Scott Merrylees

Wigan had the fourth-quickest infection rate rise, with a jump of 122.3%, Oldham was 10th with an increase of 100.8% and Bolton was 11th with the same percentage raise.

The others in the top 20 were Salford, with an increase of 98.3% (13th) and Manchester, which was 17th with a jump of 90.3%.

In the latest data all 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester had a case rate of over 1000 per 100,000 people for the week up to 23 December.

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The highest was 1703.9 cases per 100,000 residents, recorded in Salford, while the lowest was 1081.7 per 100,000 people in Bolton.

Which neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester now have the highest case rates?

Data has also been released showing which neighbourhoods in each local authority have the quickest-rising case rates and the highest-overall infection rates.

These figures again compare the week ending 23 December with the previous one up to 16 December.

In Bolton the quickest rise in case rates was in Central Bolton, with a jump of 254.6% to 956.4 cases per 100,000 residents for the latest week of data.

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The highest case rate in the local authority was in Westhoughton Daisy Hill, at 1776.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bury Kirkhams and Holyrood had the largest increase, at 117.7%, while the largest case rate was in Ramsbottom (1953.2 per 100,000 residents).

 People with Covid-19 can be contagious for up to 10 days after symptoms start (Photo: Getty Images) People with Covid-19 can be contagious for up to 10 days after symptoms start (Photo: Getty Images)
People with Covid-19 can be contagious for up to 10 days after symptoms start (Photo: Getty Images)

Manchester’s biggest increase was the 242% jump in New Moston, but the highest case rate was 3151.4 per 100,000 people in Hulme Park and St George’s.

Oldham’s quickest-rising case rate is in Lees and Hey, where it went up 222.7% in a week, while the biggest case rate was in Royton North, at 1776.9 per 100,000 residents.

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In Rochdale Healey, Skye and Shawclough had the biggest percentage rise in cases, with a spike of 227.9%, while the highest case rate was 1839.7 per 100,000 people in Alkrington.

Broughton Park in Salford saw the borough’s biggest rise in cases, at 216.7%, while the biggest case rate number was 3195.8 per 100,000 people in Salford Central and University.

In Stockport Heald Green West saw a 200% week-on-week rise, while Heaton Mersey had the largest overall case rate for the most recent week of 2382.5 per 100,000 people.

Droylsden East saw the biggest increase in Tameside, with a jump of 356%, while the largest figure was 2159.9 per 100,000 people in Dane Bank.

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Trafford Park West and Kingsway Park saw the biggest increase in Trafford, at 157.1%, while the biggest infection rate for the latest week was 2081.1 per 100,000 residents in Sale East.

In Wigan Atherton South West saw the quickest-rising case rate, with a jump of 296.3%, while the highest infection rate was 1872.1 per 100,000 residents in Astley, Blackmoor and Mosley Common.

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