The Greater Manchester coronavirus infection rates after first suspected Omicron cases

The latest data shows coronavirus rates have fallen in seven out of the ten Greater Manchester boroughs.

Two ‘highly probable’ cases of the new Omicron variant were detected in Bolton this week and both people concerned are self-isolating with their families.

Caution has been urged by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and mayor Andy Burnham in response to the new Omicron strain as we approach the busy Christmas period.

But both said it was not yet necessary to cancel Christmas events and parties, though things could yet change. 

And the latest coronavirus rates in the region have improved, with the infection rate lower than the national average.

In the week which ended on November 27, 10,324 people in Greater Manchester tested positive for coronavirus according to the UK Health Security Agency.

That means the infection rate is down by 3% after a reduction of 326 in positive tests. 

In total, 34 people died across the region after testing positive for Covid in the last 28 days, compared to 54 in the previous week.

In the whole of Greater Manchester, there is an infection rate of 364.1 cases per 100,000 population.

The borough of Trafford currently has the highest infection rate after cases in Salford reduced.

Trafford has recorded a rate of 422.2 cases per 100,000 people, an increase of 2%, while Salford’s rate has dropped 2% down to 406.9 cases per 100,000.

Oldham has the lowest infection rate with 309.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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