Manchester news The 'hotspots' where Covid cases have doubled Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - Areas of concern were peppered across the conurbation in the latest count, although Bury and Bolton seem to have taken a particular hit with increasing case numbers
Breaking News ! Covid cases have doubled in some neighbourhoods in Greater Manchester - while other areas have returned just three positive tests over the course of a week. Infection rates on the whole have been heading in the right direction in the region, but some areas have become stubborn and troubling hotspots in the latest round-up of positive tests. Areas of concern were peppered across the conurbation in the latest count, although Bury seems to have taken a particular hit with increasing numbers in both Radcliffe and Sedgley Park. In the Prestwich neighbourhood of Sedgley Park, there were 50 positive tests, 23 more than in the previous week, marking an 85pc increase. That's a case rate of 523 per 100,000 people. Another Bury area recording a case rate higher than 400 was Radcliffe , where cases more than doubled to 36 in the week up to February 17, up 22 on the previous week. It means the rate was 425. Read More Related Articles The roadmap dates you need to know if you want to book a summer holiday Read More Related Articles When will I get my Covid vaccines - this calculator gives you a good idea Also experiencing high case rates were communities in Bolton , where the lockdown appears to have been less effective than in other UK authorities. Bolton's Rumworth North was a particular hotspot, recording 51 cases and a 13pc increase on the previous week. This equates to a case rate of 587 per 100,000 people. Hattersley in Tameside , meanwhile, had 35 cases resulting in a 34pc increase and a case rate of 507. The highest rate by far was in Strangeways . With 1,107 cases per 100,000 people, there were 105 cases, up 61 on the previous week, a 138pc increase. Showing the rapid increase in positive tests, there were 23 additional cases in the 24 hours between February 16 and February 17. As reported by the Manchester Evening News on Monday, this is due to an oubreak at Strangeways Prison. Adswood in Stockport had a case rate of 481 per 100,000. Cases had actually fallen by three to 34, an 8pc drop.
. The figures are shown on an interactive map depicting the number of positive Covid test results in each neighbourhood across the country. It uses Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
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The map also highlights the neighbourhoods where case numbers have plummeted. Areas with fewer than three positive tests are marked on the map in white. In the week in question they included Middleton Junction, Trafford 's Ashton Upon Mersey North and Bramhall West in Stockport. There were also a number of areas where there had been as few as three postive tests in the week to February 17. Among them were City Centre North and Collyhurst, where three positive tests marked seven fewer cases than the previous week - a 70pc drop and a case rate of just 41. Fallowfield Central had just four cases, nine fewer than the previous seven days and a 69pc improvement. It took the case rate to just 34. Meanwhile, Ardwick had 10 cases, down by four, a decrease of 29pc.
There were also three cases in Stockport's Bramhall North East, slashing the figure by half which had been recorded in the previous seven days, resulting in a case rate of 45. A number of communities in Stockport recorded low case numbers. These included Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green and Norris Bank. Elsewhere, Swinton West had just four cases, seven fewer than the previous week and a 67pc improvement, while Swinton Newtown had five, which is a 67pc improvement on the previous week. A quick zoom-in to the Gatley, Didsbury and Northenden areas revealed low case numbers between four and nine, with improvements across the board. Stalybridge North in Tameside meanwhile, recorded three positive tests, a case rate of 50.
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