UK Latest coronavirus infection rates for Greater Manchester last minute news
MetiNews.Com - Infection rates remain high across the region
Breaking News ! The number of coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester has increased by around 50 per cent in one day, the latest figures show. There were 576 positive cases confirmed in the region on Wednesday, compared with 374 on Tuesday. That may be a result of the testing system catching up with a backlog of cases. The coronavirus infection rate in Bolton reached a grim milestone as it soared to reach more than 200 cases per 100,000 people after dozens of delayed test results were announced. It means that the infection rate in Bolton is now far higher than the previous highest UK rate, recorded in Leicester, where it reached 159.1 cases per 100,000 people on June 25. There has been a surge in demand for tests in recent weeks as schools reopened, many people returned to work and the virus appeared to spread more quickly once again. (Image: MEN Media) The government's outsourced testing system has been unable to keep up, with widespread reports of people unable to get home test kits or appointments at either walk-in or drive-in centres. The sudden uptick in positive cases today, the largest since local lockdown measures were introduced on July 31, may therefore be the result of the testing backlog becoming unclogged. A more accurate guide to the current overall picture is the infection rate. This remains high across all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester and rates continue to increase. Bolton has now surged past 200 cases per 100,000 people, while Oldham is on 114.7 and Tameside 105.1.
. Rochdale is also now approaching 100 cases per 100,000 people, with a rate of 90.8.
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Salford, Bury and Manchester remain in the 80s but have levelled off compared with yesterday.
Daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK
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Wigan, Stockport and Trafford remain in the 40s but are seeing slight increases once again. Nationally, there have been nearly 4,000 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily total since May 8. That means Greater Manchester has contributed around 14pc of the total, considerably bigger than the region's proportion of the total UK population. The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed after testing in the UK since the pandemic began has now hit 374,228. In addition, the Department of Health has recorded a further 20 deaths in the UK in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 41,684. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The NHS says it recorded a further 11 deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in hospital in England. Patients were aged between 69 and 98 and all had known underlying health conditions. The dates of the deaths were between September 11 and September 15, with the majority on September 14. It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,687.