The latest coronavirus infection rates for every borough in Greater Manchester

Coronavirus infection rates across all of Greater Manchester’s boroughs are continuing to fall.

Wigan’s rate of infection has now fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since the end of September.

The latest figures show the number of cases in each borough from the week ending December 2.

Infection rates across the conurbation have been plummeting for a number of weeks now, with four boroughs below the national average.

The average rate of infection in England is currently 148.3 per 100,000 of the population.

There were 637 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Wigan over the last seven day period, a fall by 23 per cent week-on-week.

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On Saturday, the rate of positive cases fell below 100 for the first time since September 23.

It has continued to fall and in the week ending December 2, the rate was 95.6.

There were just 227 new positive tests in the last seven day period, a reduction by 24 per cent from the week before.

Stockport, Tameside and Salford also have a rate of infection that is lower than the national average, as cases continue to fall.

The infection rate in Stockport is coming down at a significant pace, with 31 per cent fewer cases week-on-week.

There were 154 fewer cases recorded on December 2 than the week before, with the infection rate currently at 116.9.

Rates are also coming down fast in Oldham and Bolton, with both boroughs now well below the 200 mark.

Oldham’s infection rate is now 176.3 per 100,000 people, and Bolton’s stands closely behind at 178.4.

There were 418 new cases recorded in Oldham in the week ending December 2, that’s a fall of 38 per cent week-on-week.

In Bolton during the same seven day period, there were 513 new positive tests, a reduction of 31 per cent from the week before.

Rochdale and Bury currently have the highest rates of infection in Greater Manchester, but cases are falling steadily in both boroughs.

The rate of infection in Rochdale was 223.5 in the week ending December 2, a drop of 24 per cent week-on-week.

Cases in Bury are coming down at a slightly slower pace, but the borough is looking likely to fall below the 200 mark in a matter of days.

The latest figures come as the  Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine arrived at hospitals across the country.

In Greater Manchester, a further three people were reported to have died with Covid-19 in the latest reporting period.

It takes the death toll from the virus in the region’s hospitals to 3,769.

Manchester Evening News