Manchester news Coronavirus cases in an area of Rochdale are among highest in region Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - Only areas of Oldham and Manchester are currently worse affected.
Breaking News ! The number of coronavirus cases in an area of Rochdale are among the highest in Greater Manchester. There were 49 cases recorded in Wardleworth and Newbold Brow during the week to September 24, according to the latest figures from Public Health England (PHE). This is more than anywhere in Bolton, which has the highest infection rate in the country and is under more stringent restrictions than the rest of the conurbation. Read More Related Articles Major spike in new Covid-19 cases continues in Manchester Read More Related Articles The exact areas in Greater Manchester where coronavirus cases are at their lowest Elsewhere only the student and university areas in Manchester, North Levenshulme and Victoria Park in Oldham are worse hit. It is the most cases recorded in the area since the start of the pandemic. Central Rochdale ward councillor Sultan Ali said that he was unaware of any specific outbreak - and that compliance in the area was good. However, he did have concerns over ‘groups’ of people abusing drugs and alcohol who do not appear to be following guidelines. Coun Ali said: “The streets appear to be dead, virtually, apart from at peak periods when people are going off to work. People have been taking necessary precautions and not going into people’s houses etcetera.” He adds that apart from the rare exception, most people are wearing masks and that handshaking and embracing are ‘greatly reduced’. “We will get the odd one flouting the law, but people are generally concerned, they want to see the back of this pandemic,” he added. The councillor says that the large elderly population are particularly worried about the virus and carefully follow the advice given by mosques.
. “Where it’s coming from is anybody’s guess,” said Coun Ali. We are all potential carriers, we do our level best. He said community leaders had worked together to ‘drum home’ the message to everyone, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. While most appear to be following the guidelines, he does have concerns about one element - and has alerted public health officials and the police. “We have a group of people abusing substances and nobody seems to have control of them. That may be one area where a multi-agency approach needs to be applied,” he said. “I don’t see them wearing masks and, I’m not being stereotypical, they spit wherever they want, cough wherever they want and get very, very close. They are not social distancing and that’s something we could deal with.” Rochdale currently has the fifth highest infection rate in Greater Manchester, with 165.5 cases per 100,000 people. As with the other nine boroughs it remains on red alert and subject to local and national restrictions.
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