Coronavirus infection rates are continuing to fall across much of Greater Manchester.

But three boroughs have seen an rise in the number of cases, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.

Trafford saw the biggest increase, with its infection rate up by more than 50 per cent week-on-week.

Bolton continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in the region.

The borough recorded a rate of 56.7 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending April 27.

Stockport has the lowest infection rate with 21.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Across Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 33.6 – the national average is currently 23.4 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 952 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week to April 27.

That’s a fall of 76 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down seven per cent.

Just two boroughs – Wigan and Stockport – have an infection rate lower than the national average.

There were 100 positive tests over the last week in Trafford, which is 36 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Trafford is up by 56 per cent and the latest infection rate is 42.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In Wigan the infection rate is 21.3 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 70 cases recorded in the borough – 16 fewer than the previous week. That’s a fall of 19 per cent.

Rochdale saw a total of 71 cases in the week ending April 27, which is seven fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of nine per cent.

The borough’s infection rate is now 31.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In Salford, the latest infection rate is 39.0 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 28 per cent.

A total of 101 people tested positive for Covid over the seven days ending on April 27 – 22 more than the week before.

Oldham recorded 86 coronavirus cases, which is 20 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in the borough is 36.3 cases per 100,000 people. That’s down 19 per cent week-on-week.

In Bolton, there were 163 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 27, which is 24 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Bolton is up slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is up by 17 per cent.

The trend is down in Manchester, where there were 189 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 27, which is 72 fewer than the previous seven days. That’s down by 28 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in the city is 34.2 cases per 100,000 people.

In Bury, the number of cases is down by 11 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 25.1 cases per 100,000 population.

There were 48 positive Covid-19 tests in Bury in the week ending April 27, which was six fewer than the previous seven days.

There was a fall of 26 per cent in cases in Tameside over the week ending April 27, and the infection rate is now 27.4 cases per 100,000 population.

Tameside recorded 62 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 22 fewer than the previous week.

In Stockport 62 people tested positive in the week ending April 27, which is 15 fewer than the previous seven days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Stockport is now 21.1 cases per 100,000 people, a 19 per cent week-on-week fall.

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