UK BREAKING: Bolton's coronavirus infection rate is ten times the national average last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The borough currently has the highest rate in England, as a programme of surge testing and emergency vaccinations continues following a rise in cases thought to be driven by the Indian coronavirus variant
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Bolton's coronavirus infection rate is now ten times the national average the latest data shows. The borough currently has the highest rate in England, as a programme of surge testing continues. And the latest figures show Bolton's rate has now climbed to 254.9 per 100,000 of population. That is more than ten times the national average of 23.6 It is almost double the rate in Erewash in Derbyshire whose rate of 136 is the second-highest in England. Increased testing in areas with a BL3 postcode began last week after steep rise in cases, thought to be driven by the B.1.617.2 strain of the virus, often called the Indian variant. Whilst emergency vaccines were also today being administered. The data from Public Health England shows there were 733 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending Tuesday, May 11, which is 446 more than the previous seven days. The rate in Bolton is up slightly compared with the previous day whilst the week-on-week trend is up by 155 percent. It was one of seven boroughs in Greater Manchester to see a week-on-week rise in its infection rate. Tameside has also seen a marked rise in the number of cases. Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE updates as hundreds join queues for vaccine in Bolton after NHS call Read More Related Articles Easing lockdown, changing the vaccination plan and an apology to Bolton... these are the five key points made by Boris Johnson as he addressed the nation There were 77 positive tests in the borough in the last seven days, 29 more than the previous. That is a rise of 60 percent. It leaves the rate in the borough at 34 cases per 100,000 of population. Wigan recorded 113 cases, which is 34 more than in the previous seven days. The rate there is now 34.4, up 43 percent week-on-week. The city of Manchester's rate is also up by just under a third. There were 255 positive tests over the last week, 57 more than in the previous week. That means the week-on-week trend in Manchester is up by 29 percent with the latest infection 46.1 cases per 100,000 people.
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.4, also saw a rise. A total of 101 people tested positive for Covid in Rochdale over the seven days ending on May 11, which is 15 more than the week before, a rise of 17pc.
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Stockport saw a total of 91 cases in the week ending May 11, which is 9 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 11pc. Bury, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, and is the only area to have a rate below the national average, recorded 42 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending May 11, one more than the previous 7 days. The coronavirus infection rate in Bury is now 22.0 cases per 100,000 people and is up by two percent week-on-week. Three boroughs however saw their rates go down. In Trafford, the number of cases is down by 36 per cent compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 27.0 cases per 100,000 population. There were 64 positive Covid-19 tests in Trafford in the week ending May 11, which was 36 fewer than the previous seven days.
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The biggest fall was in Trafford, where the number of cases is down by 36pc compared to the previous week - leaving the infection rate at 27. There were 64 positive tests in Trafford in the week ending May 11, which was 36 fewer than the previous seven week. There was a fall of 11pc in cases in Salford over the last week, and the infection rate is now 30.1 . Salford recorded 78 positive tests over the seven-day period, 10 fewer than the previous week. Whilst in Oldham, there were 59 cases recorded, five fewer than the previous week - a fall of eight percent. In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 56.9.. A total of 1,613 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on May 11. The Greater Manchester weekly total has increased by 540 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate is up 50 percent in the last week..