An area of Stockport is currently the largest Covid hotspot in Greater Manchester, according to the latest data.
Statistics from the UK Health Security Agency show that Norris Bank – north of the city center – had an infection rate of 970.6 per cent. 100,000 people during the week leading up to October 27th.
There were 62 positive tests over seven days, which, although high, represented a decrease of two cases week-to-week.
This comes from the latest hyperlocal people, who divide each district into neighborhoods with about 7,000 people.
The second hardest hit place in the urban area was Hale Barns in Trafford, where the infection rate was 888.4 per. 100,000 people – which in turn was a small week-to-week improvement.
The area registered 75 new cases, five fewer than the week before.
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Cases shot up in Whitefield West and Park Lane in Bury.
The neighborhood in the southern part of the borough registered 59 cases – 26 more than the previous week. This was an increase of 78.8 per cent, which resulted in an infection rate of 851 per 100,000.
However, it was not the only part of Bury that experienced high rates during the week.
Ramsbottom and neighboring Summerseat come in at number four and five respectively on the Greater Manchester’s hotspot ‘list.
The former registered an infection rate of 806.3 per. 100k, while the latter was not far behind with a rate of 732.1. But while Ramsbottom’s 71 cases were 10 more than the previous week, Summerseat saw cases fall by 16 to 42 – a drop of almost 30 percent.
And Prestwich, also in Bury, was the seventh worst affected area in the region with an infection rate of 699 per hectare. 100,000. It recorded 45 cases, an increase of 10 from the week before.
With four separate entries, Bury has more neighborhoods in the top ten hotspots than any other neighborhood.
Tameside has, however, twice. Denton West registered 35 new cases, resulting in an infection rate of 714 per. 100,000. This was a slight reduction compared to the 38 it saw the week before.
And Hattersely saw an infection rate of 663.9. Cases increased by 12 to 47 – an increase of 34.3 per cent.
Tyldesley South in Wigan saw a big increase in positive tests. It recorded 57 cases, 29 more than the previous week and has an infection rate of 683.3. It was the eight worst-hit area during the week.
Complete list is Marple and Hawk Green, in Stockport, who registered 39 new cases – and an infection rate of 656.
Greater Manchester Covid hotspots, week to October 27th
Greater Manchester areas where Covid is shrinking – week to October 27th
Rumworth North, Bolton,
University North & Whitworth Street, Manchester
Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Fallowfield Central, Manchester
Fernhill and Pimhole, Bury
Hulme & University, Manchester
Harpurhey South & Monsall, Manchester
Cromwell Road & Broad Street, Salford
The largest ‘notspot’ was Rumworth North in Bolton, which registered only three cases – an infection rate of only 34 per. 100,000. However, that was good news for several other areas in Greater Manchester, where cases have dropped and infection rates are low.
But while Bolton tops the list, it is Manchester who may have the most to smile about – with no fewer than five notspots in the top ten.
These included University North and Whitworth Street in second place, which saw a large drop in cases – down from 16 to five – to record an infection rate of 68.8 per year. 100,000.
And this was closely followed by Cheetham Hill, where the infection rate is now 85.7 per. 100,000. It saw only four positive cases during the week.
Other Manchester areas include Fallowfield Central in fifth place – which recorded an infection rate of 92.8 per. 100,000 – and Hulme and University in seventh place, where the frequency is 102.1 per.
Harpurhey South and Monsall recorded an infection rate of 102.1 per year. 100,000. Its 15 cases are far down to the 26 it saw the week before.
Oldham has two entries on the notspot list. Salem, in fourth place with seven cases, had an infection rate of 89.8, while Busks rate was 106.4 per. 100,000.
And there was also some good news for Bury – Fernhill and Pimhole were the sixth least affected area in the urban area. It saw 11 cases during the week, resulting in an infection rate of 101.9 per week. 100,000.
The notspot cut-off is completed by Cromwell Road and Broad Street in Salford.
This neighborhood recorded 10 cases – 18 fewer than the seven days. Its infection rate of 119.5 per. 100,000 fell 64.3 per cent. week-to-week
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