Infection rates have increased in four of Greater Manchester’s neighborhoods, yet infection rates in all ten regions are still below the national average.

Rochdale, Oldham, Salford and Trafford all reported an increase in cases in the seven cases through December 14, according to the latest government figures.

Incidence rate is expressed per 100,000 people and updated daily by Public Health England (PHE).

The average rate in England continues to rise at 239.1 per 100,000, a massive increase of 48 per cent for the week.

The steep rally could be driven by London numbers as the transmission rate accelerated to 409.4 per 100,000, up 94 units weekly.

In contrast, Greater Manchester stands at 158.5 and remains roughly compared to the previous seven day period.

There were still 4,493 cases in Greater Manchester for the week ending December 14 – just three fewer than the previous week.

Incidence rates per 100,000 for the seven days ending December 14th per district in Greater Manchester are:

Rochdale 213.6 (+ 48 Pieces)

Bury 193.7 (-17 pcs)

Oldham 189.4 (+13)

Manchester 174.9 (-1pc)

Wigan 172.2 (-8 pcs)

Bolton 156.1 (unchanged)

Salford 155.7 (+15)

Trafford 122.2 (+38)

Stockport 105.6 (-16)

Tameside 94.5 (-11)

Rochdale still had the highest infection rate in Greater Manchester at 213.6 cases per 100,000 in the week ending December 14th.

It’s a 10% increase for the city over the following week.

Bury, a recent case hotspot, has seen some mitigation in the spread of the virus as its rate drops by 17 percent to 193.7 per 100,000.

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However, the city still had the second highest in the region.

The transmission rate in Oldham is on the rise again, with 189.4 per 100,000 people, an increase of 13%.

Manchester has remained largely flat compared to the previous week at 174.9 per 100,000, down slightly by 1 per cent for the city.

Salford increased by 15% to 155.7 and Trafford by 38% to 122.2 per 100,000.

Stockport’s rate is 105.6 per 100,000 – down 16 PCs – while Tameside’s rate is down to 94.5 per 100,000.

Wigan’s rate also decreased slightly to 172.2%.

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