The Greater Manchester neighbourhoods where Covid rates are rising the fastest

Three of the 20 council areas with the most Covid cases are in Greater Manchester, data shows.

The Omicron variant continues to cause coronavirus infection rates to hit record levels in the UK.

There were 1.07 million positive test results in the week to 30 December 2021, up 34% from the week before, official figures show.

Salford, Stockport and Wigan featured in the 20 council areas of the UK with the highest Covid case rates in the week to 30 December.

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Here, we look at the neighbourhood in each Greater Manchester borough where Covid rates rose fastest in that period. (Source: UK Government)

Bolton: Farnworth North: 130.2% rise week on week

Bury: Radcliffe: 94.3% rise week on week

Manchester: Clayton Vale: 120.8% week on week

Oldham: Oldham Town North: 117.7% rise week on week

Rochdale: Heywood Town: 143.1% rise week on week

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Salford: Walkden North West: 113.6% rise week on week

Stockport: Adswood: 116% rise week on week

Tameside: Droylsden West: 98/8% rise week on week

Trafford: Partington: 62% rise week on week

Wigan: Laithwaite and Marsh Green: 198.3% rise week on week